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Come take a Louisiana Wetland Tour! — 39 Comments

  1. Thanks for the tour! I didn’t even have to use any vacation time. Although it does have me “dreaming” about taking a vacation next summer to your neck of the woods (or marsh).

  2. Lighten up T_mite. Life’s short and duck season will be here shortly. Nice looking boat. Clean but why wouldn’t it be. Gonna see if a few back exercises will get me down for a day or so before Labor Day.

    • Hey, Sue, just go up to the top of the page and click the Bayou Woman tab and I think there is information there about my tours. Located below Houma, LA. You can email me from the Wetland Tour website or you can fill in the contact box here on the blog page.

  3. BW, I hope this virtual tour doesn’t count for the one I won and never collected on. This was very nice, but I couldn’t get the full effect without the bayou “smells”. I hope you don’t scare off potential clients telling them too much about gators. You won’t get them on your much larger boat.

    • Thanks for reminding me that I need to go back and finish that contest, right? Or do I? I’m lost as a goose right now! Termite’s homework gave me a brain pain!

  4. “Anyone care to pull out your bird field guide and identify this shy tree duck for us?”

    Hard to see much from the picture, short bill, no bright colors, could be a mallard hen, but more likely a mottled. Lots of then towards Cameron, Holly Beach and futher west. It definitely ain’t Daffy, maybe his girlfriend Melissa though.

    Beautiful pictures again!

    BTW, Ternite its less than two weeks till its ball season again. That means its time to start clearing and setting up blinds and stands. Work the dog, yeah its the best season all year.

  5. Brain pain from Termite’s homework? LOL Are you still Home Schooling Termite now that you’re a “Working Girl”? LOL LOL I couldn’t resist! I’m bad.

    • Oh, I set myself up for that one, Steffi. I’m so tired, you can’t even get a rise out of me any more! Truth is, homeschooling him was easier than overseeing 2 hours of homework. No lie. I wish I could bring him back home. I want my old life back!

  6. Beautiful photos!! I am with the rest of the ladies, I would love to be able to go on a tour. And, I bet my husband would love it too.

  7. Yay for Julie! Now, the thing is though that if I remember correctly, Julie was the first to comment. And if I also remember correctly, hasn’t that random integer generator thingy picked the first commentor more often than other commentors. So just how random is this random integer generator thing anyway? I’m not sure why I care since I obviously wasn’t eligible for the last contest even though I was fairly fuzzy on exactly what it was that I was doing at Grand Isle. You just told me that we were going to the beach and the next thing I knew I was riding around on a 4-wheeler picking up trash from a bunch of people wearing groovy lime green shirts.

  8. Take the tour. Captain Wendy knows the territory. Her love of the wetlands comes through during the course of the tour. You will come away richer.

    Quinta Scott

      • Someone DID work very hard on that pic! Was it YOU?

        Another photog friend of mine sent me an email tonight about that photo and how much she likes it. Said it should be entered in a contest somewhere! I think the subject surely has a big schnoz in that pic!!!!

    • Well, I’ll have to try to get the owner of the original to sell me a copy of it!!! She’s a very famous photographer, ya know? Her name is . . . . . Diane Huhn!!! That’s just one of many of her awesome pics. Diane, post a link to your picasa page!

      • Geez, I am unable to go to breakfast now as my head will not fit through the door. Here’s a link http://picasaweb.google.com/diane.huhn but there’s a whole lot of not so great pics on there. Need to create a “Photos that don’t suck as much as other photos I’ve taken” folder. I’m sure I’ll get to that real soon with all the spare time on my hands.

        • Diane and Heather – Why are ya’ll picking on the new girl? LOL!

          D – Spare time? Your fishing buddy must be sick!!! They’ll be biting again soon enough, cher, and we will be there with bells on . . I mean lures on!

  9. For some reason, your last photo isn’t showing up for me.

    Wonderful pics, and as one who has had the privilege of going on the tour let me say, you’ve got to be there to get the full experience: including watching the locals as they go about their everyday work on the water, the expanse of sky and flat, flat land as you cruise across Lake Decade, the huge variety of plant AND wildlife, and yes, the utter thrill of an alligator gliding silently, but intently toward the boat.

    All of you who want to experience the wilds of south Louisiana, don’t put it off. Go while it’s still here. You will have a blast and a new appreciation for a unique place filled with unique people.

    • Thanks for this, Heather—it means more than you know! I see the beauty here and it always does me good to read or hear when others see things the way I do! Is anyone else having trouble seeing the bottom photo? It’s a silhouette of me driving the boat with the sunset behind me . . . edited to beautiful hues of blue and pink and gold and . . . sorry you can’t see it!

  10. Love the virtual tour! I’ll have to see if I can convince a few people to go a day or two early when we come in November for our mission trip. So much to see, so little time… sigh

      • Julie–If you can convince some of your favorite K8 (or is it K9) buddies to come down early, y’all might consider getting together and renting Camp Dularge. Then you’d have dockside service for your tour.

        I just realized that if November does make it K9, it kind of sounds like I’m telling you to find a bunch of dogs to come down with. But actually, knowing the Turtle crowd, that might not be far from the truth.

  11. All it takes to spark a love affair with south Louisiana is a wetland tour with Captain Wendy! Although not on the “official” list, I truly believe it has to be one of the wonders of the world. And, no one can open your eyes to the treasure trove of mystical bayou magic the way Captain Wendy can. Experience a wetland tour with her once and your heart will forever long to return.

  12. Let me know when they’re biting! I need a day off from helping scrape “popcorn” ceilings, priming, texturing )is this a real word?) and painting EVERYTHING!

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