Sunday, December 4, 2016

Camping In A Swamp - Or, Rub A Dub, Dub There's An RV In The Tub

Good grief, first water problems in the RV (still not solved). Then water problems at our Louisiana campground.

We stayed in Fairview Riverside State Park, Madisonville, Louisiana for the last two days.  It is one of our favorite places to camp. Live Oaks and River Oaks dripping with Spanish moss, the beautiful Tchefuncte (Cha Funk Ta) River on the West side of the park and running water, everywhere.

The first day and evening were great. We got set up, went for a walk, cooked dinner and made a campfire to have a few drinks by.  About 8:30 I went to stoke the fire and stepped in water that had not been there previously, WTF?

Fairview is built in a low lying area and is surround by swamp that borders the river. About the same time I was discovering the water a ranger stopped by the RV. He told us that the river was backing up because of strong winds at the mouth of it forcing the water back up river. He said it wasn't critical and we would be ok.  Right.

This morning I awoke to a newly formed moat. That's not rainwater folks, that is rising water in a swamp.  The kicker was it was before coffee.

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