Friday, 20 March 2009

Lake Fausse Pointe State Park, St. Martinville and the Rookery

Low-56F (13C)
High-79F (26C)

Glorious sunshine, no wind, what more could you ask for? I had a lovely walk first around the RV loop and then around the largest fishing pond. I didn't take my camera again but saw lots of cardinals, killdeer, miscellaneous brown birds and a big hawk although I don't know if it was a red-tail or a red shoulder.

Our plan for today was to go to the Lake Fausse Pointe State Park and check it out. Louisiana State Parks honor the America the Beautiful which is a National pass so we didn't have to pay anything to go in. We weren't overly impressed with the park. The camping area had a lot of standing water around and they were all back in sites with lots of trees so little chance of satellite view. First we stopped at the rookery.

Great egret in flight at the rookery

Lake Martin swamp

Swamp with night heron


Swamp in the park

We were going to have a picnic at the picnic shelter by the lake but walking toward it you could hear a steady hum of bees so we changed our mind. There are quite a few really nice cottages for rent in the park. At least they looked nice from the outside.

Lots of thistles on our drive today

We drove around the St. Martinville area and stopped at the Tourist Information Center, then Gordon went and walked around the town and took photos - too hot for me!

Bayou Teche

There are a couple of things I like about Louisiana - all the beautiful flowering bushes and most houses have a verandah or a front porch of some kind usually with rocking chairs. However, the heat would do me in. It's very 'close' as my grandmother would have said.

And on our way back we stopped at the rookery again.


Turtles in the swamp

Beautiful old tree-very symmetrical

Here are some front porches from today's trip.


  1. I love porches and those turtles are HUGE! Thanks

  2. We had a screened in porch on our last house. It was located in the woods and the wild life would come up to the porch and visit with us. I hope we get to have some visitors on our porch when we travel.

    Joe and Sherri


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