Today’s main event was a swamp tour on Lake Martin in Breaux Bridge, down the road from Lafayette, LA. Outstanding indeed.
Just entering the swamp was exhilarating. It was so peaceful.
The alligators were out in force. It seems that we were totally lucky. This December, because of the warm weather, the water is considerably colder than the air which causes the alligators to stay above in order for their “solar panels” to keep them warm. On top of that we had another gorgeous day.
Turtles were plentiful too. Often they shared a log with alligators.
We went from the swamp to the bayou. It is home to many birds – Herons, Egrets, and White Ibis. Our guide said it was extra special that we even saw Roseate Spoonbill.
Dinner was at Prejeans, a renown Lafayette restaurant in these parts. They even had live music. Since it is so legit we had to try many Southern Louisiana specialties including Char-Grilled Oysters Supreme, Fried Green Tomatoes, Blackened Gator Tail Bites, Smoked Duck and Tasso Gumbo, and Crawfish Etouffee. Actually the Blackened Gator Tail Bites were my favorite although the first bite was a bit intimidating.