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PBzeer 05-07-2013 02:15 PM

Some visual perspective of the ICW West
 
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Was going through my pictures, and I thought these might give a bit of perspective to the ICW, west of New Orleans, for those who contemplate using it. It's far more of a "Ditch" than the Eastern half.

ccriders 05-07-2013 03:24 PM

Re: Some visual perspective of the ICW West
 
Is that a lock in the third picture?
That section looks a lot like the section west (south) of Galveston.

PBzeer 05-07-2013 03:34 PM

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Nope, it's Louisiana, just past the Calcesieu River Junction.

splastiko 05-07-2013 04:12 PM

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Certainly looks like home!! :).... Locks right next to Black Bayou Bridge?

PBzeer 05-07-2013 04:29 PM

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Yep, just before the pontoon bridge.

splastiko 05-07-2013 04:30 PM

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Used to live just south of there. Spent lots of time on biglake, catching lots of fish!

PBzeer 05-07-2013 05:00 PM

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Just noticed the Flying Scot under your nick. I went through Nov of 2007. Ending up going up to Lake Arthur, where they were just finishing up a Flying Scot championship.

Group9 05-07-2013 05:03 PM

Re: Some visual perspective of the ICW West
 
I've never gone past Lake Pontchartrain and the Rigolets heading west, but I have often thought about making an ICW trip that direction. I have gone down MRGO before, and been amazed at the traffic.

PBzeer 05-07-2013 05:50 PM

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If you start your day on the west side of the Mississippi, past the locks, you can easily hit Houma and then Morgan City in a day's travel. I know people that have anchored between Morgan City and the Mermetau River, but there's no what I would call "good" anchorages. Since I had crew, we left Lake Charles, heading east, and then at nightfall, got behind a barge and followed them through the night (including a lock). From Lake Charles, it's another 3 days to Galveston.


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