The penultimate day!
Another day of riding beside the levee for a while and then I got to get up on it! Not to get too excited though. Trees blocked my view of the river a lot. However, when I could see it, I could see how different is this stretch of the river. This is the commercial end with oil refineries, coal processing and steel mills lining the river in places.
|Riding beside the levee|
|Seen from beside the levee - a hint of things to come|
Riding on the levee - glimpses of the river
The levee trail
The cranes working beside the levee
I had about 4 miles on the levee before finding myself back in residential and farming land. One sure sign you are in Louisiana is the Spanish moss on the live oak trees.
Also, a new crop - sugar cane
When I turned onto Spillway road, I got a different look at the commercial vessels.
From the ridiculous to the sublime, I met Cathy at Audubon Park in New Orleans.
Going through New Orleans, I enjoyed seeing how at least one person goes crazy in preparation for Halloween
I got lost trying to get out of New Orleans. I forgot that the primary direction of travel here was East and, because it sits within a loop of the river, I really did need to go north to get farther south.
I would love to have taken a picture of the ferry I was on to cross the river but that was when my phone died.
Data for the day (my third straight day of riding into a mild headwind)