Today marks a change in the publishing of this blog. Publishing the last thing at night has become a chore that gets in the way of adventures, so the blog publishing has to change. After discussing this with other bloggers, it became apparent that the blog needs to publish between adventures instead of having the adventures fit between publishing time of the blog. The new format will be to publish as the adventures complete. So the new postings can happen at any time of the day or night. This will be the first mid-day publishing.
Bay Area Park is a good location for paddling or biking or jogging. They have lots of room and parking near restrooms that are usually adequately clean. It was the site chosen this morning for a bike ride. As it turned out, the weather was hot and humid so the ride was only five miles.
This is the sign that explains about Armand Bayou. This is the bayou where I dumped a canoe right next to a “Do Not Feed The Alligators” sign several years ago.
My parking spot was down near the board walk for folks to go into the swamp for critter watching. You can see the shade shelters in the background and the water to the left if you click on the picture. There are lots and lots of picnic tables scattered around in the shade of some wonderful old trees.
Here is the nature trail area and it also has gazebos and benches for use. The cost of entry to this wonderful park is FREE.
The paddle boat launch area is well done with good parking. It is to the right in the picture. There is a long shoreline where you can bring your paddle boat right up to your picnic spot. No Motor powered boats are not allowed.
From the bike path, I took this next shot looking downstream from the launch point. The bayou runs south for a few miles and north for a lot more miles. Yes there are small and large alligators in the bayou.
There are a few bike paths in the area. This one from Bay Area Park leaves the park and runs alongside the roads full of traffic. This particular loop is about ten miles but only about six miles is without road crossings. In my previous life, I only ran back and forth on the safer part. There are no hills but the wind is usually making you very glad to have low gears on your chariot. As you can see, the path is somewhat close to the road.
By the time I got back to the truck, it was well past being tooooo much fun. Future events will need to start earlier than 10:30 am. The kayak club was finishing as I started my ride. The truck has an excellent A/C thank goodness.
Until the next time, go have tooooo much fun. TheOFM