Monday, December 14, 2009

A Good Year For Lake Martin

As the year comes to an end I must admit, all in all, it has been good to be back at the lake and observe so many positive changes occurring after so long overdue.

The most important so far is that the lake was not drained this past fall.

As you can see in the photo below, the water is still below the high level it was before being drained every fall for the last eight years.

All though this blog started out a little over a year ago to help tourists find quality tours in south central Louisiana, the focus expanded to include detailed insights into many of the problems plaguing the area for over a decade.

These problems need to be addressed not only for the quality of swamp tours conducted here, but also and most importantly for the quality of life for the wilderness residents who live in Lake Martin full time.

The abuses and neglect of the past are diminishing , but we still have a lot of work to do. And I wish we were all working together to bring resolution to the problems, and then I would only have pleasant things to post here and we could all enjoy the fine wilderness experiences that I have been privileged to share with our visiting guest from all over the world.

We shared some great sunsets as seen below.

We made friends from all over the world, and in the boat tour photo below, are guests from South Africa, Canada, and Wales.

As the fall colors brightened the month of November as seen below and made great landscape photos I am looking forward to the Christmas holidy and 2010.

For now the fall colors are fading and the swamp is taking on a very wintry grey as seen below.

Well the trees have lost the color for the season but not the sunsets.

See you at the lake.

Jesse, a de la Houssaye's Catahoula cur