Sunday, November 16, 2008

The Autumn Transition

The fall is my favorite time of the year to do Louisiana swamp tours because the colors are in full force amoung the Bald Cypress and button bush at Lake Martin and in the Atchafalaya Basin swamp. I did a couple of tours on Thursday in suberb weather conditions and was very pleased to see numerous alligators both times. Last week with temperatures in the 80's I was seeing about 40 or 50 gators. Louisiana swamp tours usually do not provide much alligator viewing in the fall and winter. Now with freezing temperatures in the near forecast, the alligators will most likely disappear for a couple of months unless we have a mild winter in which case the alligators will be out every day the temps are 70 or above and the sun shines. It appears that the double barrel hurricanes of September 2008 did not shut down de la Houssaye's Swamp Tours and tourism overall in Louisiana the way Katrina did. I am getting many requests for Louisiana swamp tour reservations on a daily basis. Here is another nice shot of the sunset from the landing at Lake Martin. Enjoy!