11/02/18 Grand Isle, LA

DAY #15

New day on the island and it started out well, the sky’s had cleared and while still humid, the temperature had dropped into the mid 60s, much more comfortable.  Life on the island had gotten back to normal after the storm.  This is the bridge you go across to get from the mainland to Grand Isle.  I’m not sure what they did before this bridge went up.DSC_0125 (2).JPG

Grand Isle from the mainland side.DSC_0123 (2).JPGDSC_0122 (2).JPG

While the oil industry has taken over as the biggest economic driver in the area. Fishing and shrimping, for more than a century, the areas major source of income, still is a very  important part of the economy.

Port Fourchon where the oil industry is based in the area.DSC_0003 (2).JPG

Fishing boats off Grand Isle.DSC_0098 (2).JPGDSC_0097 (2).JPGDSC_0151 (2).JPGDSC_0136 (2).JPG

Typical of what the area looks like going to (and coming from) Grand Isle from the mainland.DSC_0139.JPGDSC_0143.JPGDSC_0140.JPG

The bridge in this photo is the toll bridge that you have to take to get to Port Fourchon and Grand Isle.  If you’re going by vehicle, this is the one and only route you can take.DSC_0141 (2).JPG

Didn’t wander to far from base today, but did get to see more of the area, and I liked what I saw.

 

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