An April 1 thunderstorm may have canceled one day of the annual Paddle Lafourche trip, but the bad weather didn’t stop paddlers from reaching their final destination.
Kristy Monier, project coordinator for Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program’s Paddle Lafourche, said 165 paddlers went into the waters from the start of the trip on March 31 in Donaldsonville to the end on Sunday in Lockport.
The planned 52-mile, four-day adventure highlights the history of the bayou and provides paddlers with information about the national estuary’s programs for the bayou.
Monier said paddlers came from 15 states and from as far away as Iowa and New Mexico.
She said organizers decided to cancel the second day of the trip after weather reports predicted rain and falling temperatures.
Paddlers were fed breakfast, lunch and dinner at Nicholls State University on the canceled day and a Cajun music program went on that night.