Boat Life is good. Below is where we have been. Pictures and more details on life aboard the Wetland Wanderer coming soon. We are shooting so much and trying to keep up with the web pages, that we have not had time to design this web page.
We launched the Boat from Louisville, Kentucky on November 12, 2003 and ventured down the Ohio to Owensboro, Kentucky where engine problems changed our plans of coming all the way to Louisiana via this and the Mississippi River. After repairs the Wetland Wanderer was delivered by truck to Sea Brook Marine on the Industrial Canal in New Orleans, Louisiana. We re- launched her on December 10, 2003.
Most of December we spent in the Lake Ponchartrain area. Then on December 28th we departed Orleans Marina and sailed to Lafitte, Louisiana to enter the Barataria Region of the Louisiana marsh, which is the area that is losing land at an alarming rate. We left Lafitte on December 30th and traveled to Grand Isle, Louisiana where we explored Barataria Bay, Grand Terre, and the near Gulf of Mexico.
Next we traveled the bays behind Grand Isle to the Leeville area where we spent some eerie, foggy days in the salt marsh. Sue caught Redfish for two meals in between writing the Coastal Correspondent. I snagged a few oysters and took photos of the wire grass marsh.
Bayou Lafourche was our next destination. It's the world's longest street as the towns blend together down its length. At LaRose, Louisiana we turned west on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway to Terrebonne Parish. Here we saw spring blossoms, alligators emerging from their dens and the eagles fledge their young from nests high in bald cypress trees. Bay Wallace was a particularly scenic anchorage.
Next stop was the Southeast corner of the Atchafalaya Basin, my favorite spot in the whole world. We caught Blue gills and explored my old haunts north of Flat Lake. After shooting aerials for National Geographic for a few days, we are setting out for Atchafalaya Bay, one of the few places new land is being made on the Louisiana coast.
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