Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Louisiana: Sabine Wildlife Refuge


Wetland Walk, Sabine Wildlife Refuge, Louisiana


Do you know that when you're walking on a trail where there is tall grass between you and the water channel, so you can't see the water, that when you hear a sound like a glub-into-water right next to you, and it makes you jump a little bit, that you don't know if it's an alligator ker-plopping into the water from the bank, or a boat drifting by with fishermen, with water slapping against its side?

Wetland Walk, Sabine Wildlife Refuge, Louisiana


Louisiana's so flat that you have to build a rise.

Wetland Walk, Sabine Wildlife Refuge, Louisiana

 Once you walk up that long, long plank to the raised deck, you feel a cool, restorative breeze. Then, when you walk back down the plank, you descend into the heavy, heated air of sea level (or, in the case of Louisiana, perhaps below sea level - sad laugh).

Wetland Walk, Sabine Wildlife Refuge, Louisiana

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