|Oak Orchard duck weed, lily pads and bulrush|
One thing I decided on this cruise is to take the time to visit the port towns where I pull in. Sometimes it's too hot, I'm too tired or there's just no time (or I don't make the time). So, when I woke up Monday morning, I decided to spend another day in Oak Orchard to see the sights.
I hopped on an old beater and cycled up the road to Brown's Berry Patch. After a bit of Christmas shopping (and found a bday gift for my sister!), I settled down on a shady bench to enjoy some Bavarian chocolate frozen yogurt. Yum. What else could one ask for on a hot summer day. Got back on the rode to Point Breeze: rental cottages, Narby's Superette and Tackle store, The Black North Inn, fishing, fishing and more fishing. There are lovely, old homes. One in particular is linked to Napoléon Bonaparte! I bought fresh peaches from a local grower. So good! They taste like honey. Really.
Back at the boat, I saw people floating on the river. I didn't need anymore convincing. I inflated my dandy recreational floatation device and carefully stepped down the swim ladder...very carefully I entered the murky waters of this Alabama swamp. Although it was surprisingly warm, it felt good and refreshing. Two days in OO is more than plenty!
|Turtles sunning on a log in Oak Orchard|