Friday, June 21, 2013

Some'r on the river-some'r not

Arial View Perrot-Model in Head Quarters
Always loved
that saying.

Transitioning from living near a big lake to living near a river not only included different summer activities, it also threw off my sense of direction. The water was east for the lake and here it is west for the river. It even took awhile to refer to it as the correct body of water.

Living and playing along the Mississippi has been fun. From fishing at the Shores, sandbar camping or just cocktail cruising the river. Or just taking in the wildlife and views.
View of Trempealeau Bay

Perrot State Park is conveniently situated along the Mississippi River. The Trempealeau River fills the bay before emptying into the main channel of the Mississippi. There's canoeing and kayaking in this wonderful back bay. I will be taking my maiden journey soon I hope. It looks delightful.

Canoeist's have reporting seeing deer swimming across, lots of turtles and critters. Great way to see Egrets, Cranes, Eagles and Pelicans. There are also lots of grasses and plants to view along the way.

Railroad Bridge-into the Mississippi River
The bay depths range from 2 feet to 8 feet depending of the time of year and in the spring it races past the shores of Perrot into the Mississippi and beyond. Some even canoe over the Trempealeau Mountain and go for an exploratory hike. There are no maintained trails on the Mountain. The Mysteries of the Mountain will be a separate blog in the future.

Lock and Dam in Village of Trempealeau
A visit to the Lock and Dam in Trempealeau is very educational. The Army Corp of
Engineers, controls the flow of the Mighty Mississippi. It has changed the character of the land, some good, some not so good.

Come celebrate the beginning of summer, just sittin' on the dock of the Bay, wasting time. Did you see that one coming. One of my favorite songs by Otis Redding.

Enjoy the West Coast of Wisconsin

Sitting on the Dock of The Bay