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