"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in
its net of wonder forever."—Jacques Cousteau

March 14, 2011

Mar. 13 - Avery Island, LA

Day 7 - Another Day on the ICW
Bayou Petite Anes

It's a good thing I'm keeping this blog, because the days are already beginning to fade together. Although the banks of the ICW are beginning to be a little more interesting...some houses, farms and ranch land, we are still out in the boonies and each day seems a lot like the last.

Even with the time change we got a pretty early start. Lots of barges and one lock today. We had planned to stop at Shell Morgan Landing in Intercoastal City, but when we got there it was still early and it just didn't look like much...so we moved on.

Our next option was Bayou Petite Anse. We could have anchored right off of the ICW, but we decided to wind our way through the bayou to Avery Island. This is were they make Tabasco. This really was a great choice. The banks along the bayou were very pretty, large trees draped in Spanish moss. Towards the end of the bayou we could see the gardens that are part of the Tabasco property. We docked next to the boat ramp...lots of people around crabbing and fishing. Unfortunately by the time we got thing squared away on the boat, it was too late for a tour of the Tabasco plant. We did take the bikes off and went for a ride. It was nice to do something different.

The banks for the ICW

Gardens along Avery Island
Home for the night
Our sunset

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