A Trip Down Bayou Lafourche

Sunday evening after the sun and it’s blazing temperatures settled down, we took a little trip down Bayou Lafourche to where the bayou crosses the Intracoastal Waterway. It was a peaceful ride and I took a number of pictures and shared on social media as we traversed the water.

We drive at speeds to fast to take in the scenery and I thought people would enjoy the contrast of a meandering trip on the water along with pictures of sights you wouldn’t ordinarily see from the highway. I hope you enjoy the pictures.

Our current alligator in residence. He’s about 8-9 feet long.

You will notice many boats tied up along the bayou and the Intracoastal Waterway. It is a sign of the lagging economy which is showing no signs of recovery.


A friend’s houseboat.

Before the downturn of the economy you would never have seen an offshore supply boat this far north.

Sunken trawl boats.

An old wharf.

The T-Bois lift bridge. I love being the one the bridge is going up for! Living on the bayou you spend a lot of time waiting on bridges and boat traffic! Cities have traffic jams. We have opened bridges.

Dare I ask who’s driving the boat?

It’s odd how people tie up a boat and then leave it to the elements, not taking care of or selling the boat.

This has been a favorite of mine. I’ve nicknamed it the pirate ship. It would make a wonderful houseboat.

Out of work boats means out of work people.

The Larose lift bridge across the Intracoastal Waterway

The locks and distant bridge.


The high rise across the Intracoastal waterway, the North American shipyard and out of work boats.

Hubby was “cutting donuts” in the middle of the waterway which made these pictures possible. Kidding there. He was turning first one way and then the other to see which direction the boat turned the easiest.

Ever wonder what it would be like to ride the bridge up? The repairmen had the chance to find out. Knowing my luck I would choose a bridge that opened in the middle and I would be having a Lucy moment as I slide back down and landed on my rump!

Beautiful sky.

Taking a turn at navigating the waterways.

The Valentine water tower.

Our lights.

Our wharf and boathouse.

A few pictures of progress on the inside of our houseboat.