Much of the Chicot paddle was spent beneath the beautiful canopy of bald cypress needles and water tupelo leaves helping with
our south Louisiana summer heat. We did the northern section of Chicot Lake through some of the most beautiful paddles through cypress that are in fairly close proximity to Lafayette. There were many great egrets and great
blue herons foraging and flying about. We noticed huge colonies of American Lotus (they look like huge lily pads) that were dead, they must have been poisoned. There were many places where there were small colonies that were healthy so as we passed them we watched the water dance upon the huge pad. We had supper at the east boat landing which included portabella/bacon/spinach wraps, among other things. FYI: The East Landing closes at 8pm.