Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Lake Arthur, LA

Lake Arthur, in Jefferson Davis Parish, is another spot on Louisiana's long list
of well-kept secrets. With a population hovering around 3,000 residents,
it is the quintessential southern small town, and is a very charming and very
photogenic spot. I first visited it in 2006, taking the long way home from
another one of my trips out into the Cameron Parish prairie.

Lake Arthur is technically a lake, but seems more or less a widening of the
Mermentau River, making its way south, down to the Gulf of Mexico at Grand
Chenier in Cameron Parish. Along the way, the water flows through various lakes
in places where it widens.
The anonymous young girls in the images here are my daughter
and the daughters of a New Orleans friend, who invited us to spend a night at
his family camp along the lake. As you can imagine,
Lake Arthur is a terrific spot for a quiet family respite.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011