I Could Get Used to This Life

Caddo Lake State Park


This will be my last day at Caddo. I had a wonderful morning paddling around for almost 3 hours. An hour was spent going out to the river, and rowing up it while just enjoying all of the new home construction going on. You wouldn’t even know that there was an economic catastrophe going on. Seems like this financial epidemic, as usual, is really only affecting poor people.

I just can’t get enough of photographing these majestic cypress tress.

On the way back to my campsite I stopped to photograph a white heron. He was trying to fish, but some gringo kept taking his picture.

Ordinary yes, but still majestic!
I see ART.

I thought that I would finish off this post with a photograph that I took on my first day here. I was out in the kayak and it began to rain crazy like. I just laid back, the inflatable is really comfortable, and let the cool rain wash over my sweat soaked body. It was a great start to a wonderful time here.

Surprise surprise, It’s raining in the bayou.

Still a Break from the World

Caddo Lake State Park


Things are just going really well. My little inflatable has been a wonderful addition. It allows me to get up close and personal with the bayou.

What a relaxing way to photograph nature.

I usually at least get a boat ride in the morning, and then one in the evening. It is usually just too hot and humid mid day to go out. The worst part is the worry of somehow losing all my camera gear over board. I don’t have a great track record in that department, do I?

Another nice addition is this popup shower/ porta potty. It was about $25 and allows me to not have to use the bathroom facilities which I am assuming, at this point in time, are not all that sanitary.

I have literally taken hundreds of photos of and in the bayou, many of them are just fabulous, if i must say so my myself. The hard part will be going through them all and finding the best of the best.

I’ll post some when I do.

Taking a Covid Break

Caddo Lake State Park


I couldn’t take it anymore so I had to get out into the real world. I packed up the van and my camera gear and 7 hours later here I am in Caddo Lake State Park.

My little 15 year old inflatable canoe, a Sea Eagle, has been doing fabulous. It’s a a little scarey rowing out in to the middle of the bayou carrying $1000’s of dollars of camera gear, but so far so good.

Morning at my campsite

The above photo was taken with my iPhone 7, and edited on my phone with Snapseed. It kind of make me wonder why I have all of this expensive camera gear?

Walks, bike rides, canoe trips and lounging by the open fire is exactly what the doctor ordered. now if it would just cool off a little!