Archive for October, 2012
on the way back from Sea Rim I took a right turn for a last stop on this grand adventure.. this took me out to where Texas meets Louisiana and the Sabine Pass..big battle here back for Texas independence.. and it since has been a strategic hub all the way through WWII.
Sea Rim is still a state park, but not much is there… Hurricane Ike pretty much wiped it off the map.. today some super structures are still visible, but there are no real facilities.. but a nice beach camping spot. The real sweetness is the remote nature of the park. It hides at the end of TX HWY 73 which no longer goes all the way through to the Bolivar peninsula. So to come here.. you have to really be going here.. no one just drives by..
The Rain continued for me and I traveled down the west side of the Creole Nature trail. I checked out the Sabine national wildlife refuge, but did not see to much due to the weather. Some unfixed hurricane damage..
I was at a pretty remote beach area, with out your typical day visitors. Although on the weekend I imagine the folks from Cameron or Lake Charles might come out somewhere along here.. I drove along the beach for about 20 miles or so before hopping back up on a side road. Here some views of the beach.. and commercial fishing.. or Shrimping..
The Road ends at the Gulf of Mexico.. Not much there.. you can drive on the beach if you would like.. a few Pelicans..and everywhere signs of Industry..
After the Cameron Parish Wildlife refuge, I Made my way down to the Gulf Of Mexico. In these remote areas of SW Louisiana the Gulf is an Industrial place with Gravel beds, Gas imports and exports…it is a big contrast to the beauty of the refuge.
It rained hard in the Louisiana swamps… tough on my gear.. easy day for the Gators..
Such a Variety here…Ibis..Roseate Spoonbills..Heron..and the first Gator in the wild on this trip.. he is CLOSE by..and basically scrambled out of the tall grass next to the trail I am on into the channel.. and then it started to rain…
I saw a lot of birds some I know.. others I still need to look up..