After a stressful week of work and after suffering a mild case of burnout over here
, I decided I needed to get on the water.
Ethan and I loaded up the battleship and headed to Cane Bayou between Lacombe and Mandeville, LA.
Put in is on Hwy 190. Cane Bayou separates Fountainebleau State Park to the west and Big Branch National Wildlife Refuge to the east. Can't see it from here, but the parking area was packed. This is a popular place.
I've never seen manatees, but a friend who lives in Madisonville (further inland, west) has seen them.
Lots of wildlife and beautiful scenery around here. We saw two osprey reluctant to leave this nest. Maybe some babies in there?
One of five gators we saw today (smallest of the five, too). Couldn't get the camera ready in time for the others.
Of course, the usual egrets and herons
And hundreds of these guys