Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Platform over the Water

At the end of the trail was a platform out over the water. It had a railing all the way around. Just before reaching it, I passed a bench, intended for resting.

Algae Covered Swamps

The further I went, the more swamp I viewed to either side of the trail. There were more and more piers alternating with ground. The water was covered in green algae.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Path on Piers

As I moved forward I happened upon swampy areas on both sides of the trail. Some parts of the path were raised on piers. They creaked as I walked on them.

Ring Levee Trai

At the end of Christmas Road there were two trails in front of me. I chose to walk the left trail, Ring Levee Trail. A sign described the area I was about to explore.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Christmas Road

Before going too far I came across signs explaining the grouping of trails and the rules for them. There were some signs describing the history of the area. The first trail I walked was the Christmas Road, part of the Plantation Trail. Since I needed to be finished by 5 p.m., I started with some short trails first.

A Few More Shots

Here are a few more shots of Bayou des Familles and the pier. I walked back to my car and drove to another parking lot that leads to more trails. There weren’t many cars in the lot.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Pier on Bayou des Familles

This spot on Bayou des Familles is northwest from last location I took photos. A trail, from a parking lot, leads to a pier on the water. To my left I could see the bridge at the entrance to the park. Nearby is an Educational Center used for
school groups.