Our First Portage

We headed out to do an 8 mile paddle down a drainage canal into Bayou Lacassine, and found the water so high that we couldn't get under a bridge about half way to our destination. That's when we did our first ever portage. It wasn't too bad with two people, but not so great if I was alone.

We didn't catch any fish but had a great day paddling through some nice cypress swamps. The water was a little muddy with the stinky marsh water bleeding in by spots. large_portage.jpg

I'm happy to report that the Holy Spirit pin is still stuck in the big cypress down on the Bayou Lacassine bank. That's 23 years now that it's been there. The last check we did on it was back in 2007.