I spent a lot of this winter feeling swamped – with work, that is – so on my recent trip to New Orleans, it was fitting that we took time out for a trip to the swamp!
Paddling in two person kayaks and canoes, we made our way through ever narrowing channels…
Beneath moss-laden trees…
Into the heart of the swamp. We were hoping to see alligators and didn’t have to wait long before we spotted our first one!
In fact, we came across at least five more throughout our journey!
(I think he was sorry I didn’t fall in…)
The activity wasn’t just in the water, though, but in the trees above us, too. During our lunch break, we had a perfect view of a nest of bald eagles!
And when we turned around for the paddle home, a Barred Owl gave us a good looking over.
Far from the noise and merry-making of Bourbon Street, our swamp trip was a reflective oasis in a fun-packed week.