Trip Start Sep 06, 2012
104Trip End Mar 06, 2013
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Greg and I decided to take the more scenic but longer wayaround from Dickinson to Louisiana. This route took us via a ferry from Galveston Island to the Bolivar peninsula, south of Beaumont,
Texas. The Bolivar peninsula is really nothing more than a 30 mile long sandbar. Along this sandbar are homes, many homes, all built on two or three story high stilts. It’s hard to understand why anyone would build their home in such a flood prone area.
Soon we were seeing ‘Bienvenue’ signs, a sure indication that we had arrived in Louisiana. It was certainly strange to see so many French signs and no indication of Spanish, as though we suddenly were in Quebec rather than in southern US.
Our campground for the next few days is very close to Lafayette and is rather unusual
Travelled to day: 389 km
Travelled to date: 13696 km
Travelled in: Texas, Louisiana