See you later, Alligator!

As we left New Orleans, we were able to stop off to do a swamp tour. In all honesty i’m not actually sure where we did it, just that it was in a swamp! The tour lasted for about an hour and a half, and it was incredible. I’ve never been in a swamp before, but I personally thought that it was absolutely beautiful. It was incredibly green and luscious – although this is because it’s summer. Perhaps my opinion would have been slightly different if we had visited during the winter months! The guide was so friendly and was able to make everything seem truly interesting – which can’t have been particularly easy at times. Much to our delight we were able to see some wildlife, including turtles, a racoon (the first I’ve ever seen) and alligators. Something I found very surprising was that the guide threw marshmallows over the side of the boat in an attempt to entice the crocodiles closer. I thought this was quite a strange choice for a meat eating animal, although someone later suggested that it might simply be because the sweets float! It was a great way to spend the morning and I had a fantastic time. Here are the photos from the trip – enjoy!11260884_10207513324456315_2241983500659246440_n11014835_10207513327376388_232876259801518120_n 11217159_10207513327216384_1665501026079725768_n 11218958_10207513324696321_9041135858294931664_n  11659363_10207513325056330_7682148481028375233_n 11938055_10207513325696346_7064286388421936701_n 11951778_10207513326576368_6684691493544811459_n 11951809_10207513325896351_4644108846131914808_n 11952993_10207513325496341_243755733754205077_n 11953208_10207513326136357_8947246691253292089_n 11988327_10207513326896376_7229404317032180735_n

“It is not down in any map; true places never are.”  Herman Melville

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