Day 3 of our trip had us crossing the Mississippi River into Louisiana. My first ever viewing of the huge river. I know it is at flood stage further north and I wondered what it would look like here at Vicksburg. It was high but didn’t appear to be flooding.
We decided to push on through Louisiana and across the state line into Texas where we found Caddo Lake State Park.
Caddo Lake is the only natural lake in Texas and was created by a mass of trees and flood debris that obstructed the Red River over 100 years ago. A dam maintains the water today, which is primarily a maze of bayous – thick with ancient bald cypress trees. What a great place to paddle around and I wish we had brought our canoe.
Tomorrow we press on. We’re pleased with our progress and everything is performing well, so that gives us a little leeway in our schedule. After tomorrow I think we will be half way there.