Shelling Cameron Parish, LA Beaches

Beaches are not the first thing most people think of when they think of the Louisiana  coastline.  In fact, besides fishermen and off-shore workers I’d wager most people have never even seen the Louisiana coast.  The Louisiana coast is divided…

Rockefeller Wildife Refuge

Today, I visited the Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge in Grand Chenier, LA.  I’ve passed by this place quite a few times and read about it in Gay Gomez’s book “A Wetland Biography: Seasons on Louisana’s Chenier Plain“.  The refuge lead a…

2012 Isleño Festival

In early 2012, I started hearing about an area of Louisiana history that I wasn’t really aware of.  Although it is common knowledge that the Spanish were one of the early colonizers in southern Louisiana, what I didn’t know was…

Avery Island topographic map

In Iberia Parish, there exists an oddity in the flat landscape of South Louisiana.  Head south out of New Iberia on Hwy 329 and the surrounding marsh and swampland suddenly gives way to a towering forest rising out of the…

Hi.  This blog will document some of my travels around the Gulf Coast and the things I observe while I’m out.  It’s been a long time since I’ve meant to start this and I’ve got a ton of great material…