Staying Local

It’s been a week. Sorry. In my last post I said I was ‘going to stay local for the next week or so until Mark arrives and that’s exactly what happened.

Morgan City is on the Gulf Coast Intracoastal Waterway at mile 95. Mile zero is the intersection with the Mississippi at New Orleans. After I wondered around a bit, filled the tanks and had a couple of meals out I got restless, and headed out from Morgan City Friday afternoon, less than 24 hours after arriving. Spent 5 nights at anchor on the way to mile 4, and spent the night tied to an old wall at the casino that night. Then back West to Houma at mile 57, where I am now.

Why Houma? A few weeks ago I started a thread on Trawler Forum essentially pointing here. And I’m really pleased that I’ve had what I think to be decent numbers of visitors and subscribers from TF. It’s a great community.

By the way, if you came for the Mississippi trip you can stop following or reading this blog. I won’t be offended :-). Although I do want to create one more ‘lessons learned’ sort of artifact here. And I’m still musing about climbing the river. I really think it’s doable and would be a lot of fun. But I think I’d want a copilot. Boat could do it.

Anyway, back to Houma. A TF member, Ronney, sent a note a few weeks ago with an offer of a dock in Houma for the boat while I’m home for a few weeks. It’s perfect, on a private residential canal. Safe and secure. I came in today and met him and his son Eric. Tomorrow Mark arrives in my car, we go cruising for a few days, then drive home to the frozen north.

Here are a few pics from the last week

One thought on “Staying Local”

  1. Wow! What a trip. Surely enjoyed following along. When you come back from the frozen tundra I would love to know the direction of your next journey. Congratulations on a very successful trip! Rogerh from TF.


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