|Free Dock in Mandeville|
The town is beautiful and quaint, full of old homes and tall trees all decked out in fall colors! I am just not used to the colors having lived most of my life in South Texas. We don't HAVE fall!
|Riding along the bike path on the LakeFront|
We had a couple of nice weather days here and took a long bike ride on our first day.
We love the miles of bike path along the Lake. The park is well kept. This is just what was missing back home.
|Taking a break on the bike path under the canopy|
|Fog beginning to recede along Sunset Point|
|Boats just parked along the Bayou|
|Hundreds, maybe thousands of sailboats are docked in the Bayou|
|There were probably 20 turtles on this log, these were the brave few...|
|What IS this bird?|
|Interesting choice of words...|
|We passed beneath the railroad bridge|
|I've never seen these things before|
I can hardly imagine a life other than this one ever being "enough" for me again.
|We had to duck beneath some low-hanging branches|
|Maybe Marie Laveau lives here...|
We began to look more closely at the small things around us. We found several trees with the bark bared by some unseen teeth... Do you think there are BEAVERS out here?
|Lake Pontchartrain from the dinghy|
While we found no gators, we had a totally unexpected swamp experience that we will never forget.
We will be leaving Louisiana in the next day or two, and the times we've had in this beautiful state will be forever special as the first of our cruising escapades... While we never saw a gator, we didn''t find Marie Laveau... We have loved the warmth and hospitality of the people who live here. Our eyes have been opened to the endless possibilities that Cruising can reveal. We are SO sad to leave, and yet we are excited to move on to the next chapter in our journey!