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Stories from the swamp

  Stories from the swamp by Kelley Kirkpatrick Inversions aboard! Swamp tours by Kelley are now inclusive of balance tricks! I have come to enjoy balancing in crow pose at the nose of the kayak. It is an exciting and entertaining pose, as I hang over the front of the vessel and can look into…

Cajun Clams of Louisiana

  The Cajun Clams of Louisiana Can you eat clams from Lake Pontchartrain?   This is the question my friend and I were asking each other as we dug up dozens of small Rangia clams while swimming at a North Shore beach.  A quick internet search revealed that they are edible, with caveats. Although Native…

Don’t be a stranger to the swamp

  Stranger to the swamp by Jake Beale I’m no stranger to the outdoors, however, the most amazing wildlife viewing of my life has occurred the last few weeks while guiding with Nola Swamp Tours. Some notable moments that touched my soul include seeing a hummingbird feeding on a Louisiana iris, Earth Day. Paddling behind…