This next episode was day 4 of our travels and you can already see the relief in my eyes, as the boat captain. I was a little more confident but still giddy like a kid (or Quagmire from Family Guy- giggidy giggidy). We came through the dreaded city of Intercostal City, LA and into Houma. It was nice in its own way but it was hot as the Sahara. We met some cool kids and had fun at the city marina, by our lonesome- but it was time to go.
The Intercostal was unremarkable until Morgan City, LA- where it got beautiful. We saw bald eagles, bogs, swamps and tall trees. The ICW came together with a river and it was big. We mooted on towards New Orleans and I hoped, against hope, that we could get through the locks and make it to our marina by night-fall. We did and it was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Up and down by 12-15 feet and through the Mississippi was something I will remember forever. It had a 20 knot current and was over its banks by 50 feet on that day. It was massive and scary but we made it down the lock to the marina, where we resided for 4 days. We explored, rode the trolly cars and went to an alligator farm in Hammond. It was still hot but we didn’t care and the French Quarter was much more tolerable with Onyx leading us.
This is a true account of our travels.