While we were in Lafayette, we took a side trip to a small village called Breaux Bridge where we joined Bryan Champagne on a boat tour of one of Louisiana's nicer swamps. Bryan is born and raised (and still lives) on the banks of the Bayou Teche near Breaux Bridge.
Like most of the native people in this area of Louisiana, Bryan speaks French fluently. He is also excellent in English.
On this trip into the swamp, the sky was overcast and it was trying to rain. However, it was more like a very light mist than rain. The weather actually made the swamp eerily beautiful this day. I guess the swamp is interesting in all weather conditions, but Bryan seemed at home with the weather the day we were with him.
I found two old pictures of life on the swamp. One illustrates fishing (a common event here).
If you should be lucky enough to travel to Louisiana, explore the Acadia/Cajun areas around Lafayette. Be sure to include Breaux
Bridge and the Champagne Cajun Swamp tour. Say hello to Bryan and maybe he will show you how his dog
plays dead when he pretends to shoot him! You'll be in for a great swamp tour.
1151 Rookery Road
Breaux Bridge, LA