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

October 29, 2014

Oct. 28 – Lake Arthur, LA

Mermentau River – Anchorage
Miles to Rockport, TX - 319

“The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.” ―Oprah Winfrey

We left Morgan City at sunrise and traveled 110 miles west. The only signs of civilization today were a fuel dock and small grocery in Intercoastal City, where we stopped for diesel (we paid $2.97 a gallon). There may not have been any towns, but we saw plenty of barges and smaller boats that check the gas wells that cover this part of Louisiana. Our youngest son worked the wells in this area the summer after he graduated from high school.

Yesterday was a great photo day, but today there just wasn't a lot to focus on. Pretty much the same all day...barges, tows, shrub trees, and a canal. We did spot seven eagles, but even they were hard to get a good picture of today. We have seen more eagles in Louisiana than anywhere else we have cruised.

We finally got to our anchorage just after the sun set as it was beginning to get dark and the misquotes were beginning to swarm. We decided we’d relax and have dinner inside this evening. It looks like we'll be back in Texas tomorrow, but the anchorage we are headed for is on the Louisiana side of the Sabine River, so one more night before we actually sleep in Texas on the Texas Pearl.
I love these little red tugs...they remind me of the tug that could in the children's story book
Typical scenery today
It's beginning to look like fall even in the bayous of Louisiana
Watching the sun set before we got to our anchorage
The captain

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