The government shutdown that is!!! After 16 days of loafing around, we got back to work.
The first thing we did was put up the interp panels that were taken down with that last threat of a hurricane. This is out on Lake Road.
A work in progress, I almost forgot to take pictures. Of course, I was helping with those big signs, holding them in place and making sure they were even, while Wallace was just screwing around! hehe.
The emptiness is now filled and completed after we filled the brochure racks. Those signs are heavy!!! Then we went over to Boy Scout parking area and put up three more of them.
The next day, we drove over 200 miles taking care of the Bogue Chitto refuge. Filling the brochure kiosks at several places around the refuge. This shot was taken at Walkiah Bluff on the Pearl River where there is a boat launch.
Monday, we were asked to drive the boat back over to Delta NWR. They had been brought over here to be safe from the storm. Another 200 plus miles, and driving through New Orleans. This is just one of the air boats this refuge has.
Let me tell you, it was white knuckling time!!! But we made it through all that traffic without incidence.
We really doubt if we will ever see Breton NWR as it is a long boat ride to get there. But we did get to enjoy looking around Delta. Breton is a chain of islands in the gulf.
A very lovely spot to sit and watch the big vessels going by on the mighty Mississippi River. This is right in front of the entrance to the refuge.
This is Max Latham, who took us out on a boat ride all around the refuge out to the Gulf of Mexico. What fun...and lots of good birds!!!
So, we had a wonderful respite, but it is now time to go to work. It really isn't a tough assignment. We are now replacing some boards in several boardwalks and the guys are helping to install a bat house. More on that at another time.
Until next time...