Tales From The Camping House

Tales From The Camping House

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Touring Caddo Lake

We enjoyed our boat ride on Sunday, but wanted to go farther into Caddo Lake.  We went back later in the week to take a pontoon boat ride.

We were the only two on the boat besides the driver, so it was a nice private tour.  We went down the river and the cypress trees and Spanish moss were a distinctive feature.  Spanish moss is not native here, it was brought on the ships when the Spanish explorers came to this part of the country.  Another interesting fact we were told, Ford used the Spanish moss many years ago to pad the seats of the pickups.  However, they found out there were little bugs that grew in the moss and began appearing in the pickups.  Needless to say, it's not used any longer for stuffing.  

It was fascinating to see the trees in the water.

Everywhere you looked, there was a different picture that needed to be taken.

About 45 minutes into the ride, the river opened up into the lake with the cypress trees protruding out farther apart.

We didn't see a whole lot of wildlife, I did catch this egret peeking out of the grass.

On our way back, it was really interesting when this dragonfly landed on Jim's hat.  Surprisingly, it had a horse fly in its mouth.  It sat on his hat for awhile, but flew off with the fly still in its mouth.

We were glad we got the chance to go farther into the Caddo Lake region, it was a different part of Texas we had never experienced before.

No comments:

Post a Comment