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Cane Bayou (lots of pics)

rpecot

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Nov 10, 2006
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Katy, TX
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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
 

rpecot

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Nov 10, 2006
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Katy, TX
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Some scenery:
Tammany Trace rails-to-trails bridge. Around the first turn after the put in. I've actually ridden my bike from the house over this bridge. It goes all the way from Slidell to Covington.

Hardwood forest. Wide water. Before you get to Lake Pontchartrain.

Getting closer to the lake

Lake Pontchartrain, smooth as glass. At least until we pulled out the fishing poles.


Of course, we didn't catch anything, but it was still fun.

Unfortunately, work is never too far away (downtown New Orleans in the distance)
 

ezwater

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Feb 22, 2011
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Just did Cane Bayou in January '12. My pictures aren't as nice as yours, because of cloudy conditions. I'll be back in Nawlins in March and will try to do Tickfaw, and maybe something along the Pearl.