Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Riding the Free Ferry

Today we took the back roads North along the coast traveling the length of Galveston Island to its Northern end. There we boarded the free ferry for the trip across the shipping canal to Port Bolivar on the Bolivar peninsula.

The old lighthouse in the town of Stewart Beach hasn't been used in years.

We soon crossed into Louisiana and settled in for the night at Sam Houston Jones State Park near Lake Charles. The eerie stillness of this parks cypress swamp somehow mystifies me.

I find more splendor here that in the California Redwoods. Directly South of us is the town of Cameron. Hard hit in the last hurricane Rita, its county park on the coast, which we greatly enjoyed, is completely destroyed.

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