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Wordless sunset/moonrise swamp walk

Sunset and moonrise are especially beautiful at the swamp, and August is no exception. Green, green leaves. Dragonflies! Lightning bugs! Come out for the fifth sunset/moonrise wordless walk of the season!

We'll meet at the Bayou Coquille trailhead and walk quietly either to the Marsh Overlook trail or the Palmetto trail. Either way we'll have a beautiful view of sunset and moonrise. Bring water, bug spray and if you like, a secret snack to celebrate.

The swamp as dusk gives way to night is magical, especially when we're quiet so we can just soak in the experience. Something amazing always happens! It truly is like a spa for your soul.

Feel free to bring friends/loved ones of either gender to this event!

$5.00 donation appreciated but not required.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Beautiful evening for a walk and to communicate silently with nature. Very welcoming group and the scenery was breathtaking! The full moon, the fireflies and the sounds of the creatures made for a very fulfilling evening. Carla was very knowledgeable about our surrounds and shared techniques which enhanced the experience. Thank you so much for this event, I will be sure to attend as many as my schedule will allow!

    1 · August 21, 2013

    • Carla R.

      So glad you had such a lovely time, Stacie! What a great night and look forward to seeing you again!

      August 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    traffic not so good. hope I can make it on time you guys!

    August 20, 2013

    • Carla R.

      So glad you made it, Stacie!

      August 21, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Me too! It was wonderful, thank you so much for hosting this event. I look forward to many more in the future!

      August 21, 2013

  • Kim J.

    The moon lit everything up. And there was lightening from the north. The fireflies & frog & owl sounds surrounded us. The humans were quiet but nature spoke to us loud & clear. Very cool!

    1 · August 20, 2013

    • Carla R.

      It was a gorgeous evening! Loved sharing the magic! So glad you could come!

      August 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Loved it, a well-needed break. Thanks so much to Carla for all of the tips and insights. Nice meeting everyone.

    1 · August 20, 2013

    • Carla R.

      So glad you were able to come, Cindy! Look forward to seeing you again soon!

      August 21, 2013

  • Carla R.

    Another magical evening at the swamp! No rain, a spectacular sunset and moonrise, a surprise nighttime armadillo (who sounded more like a bear, lol!) and gators, frogs, fireflies and other magic! Loved sharing it with y'all!

    August 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds amazing! I'll see if i can get away from work on time. would be a first meeting for me too.

    1 · August 19, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      mmmm.... I hope we don't get rained out! Lots of rain in the city right now.

      August 20, 2013

    • Carla R.

      I'll be there either way- bring an umbrella if you like!

      August 20, 2013

  • Jewel R.

    Sorry ill have to come next time

    August 20, 2013

    • Kim J.

      Bummer - I have not seen you in ages.

      August 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have no idea where any of that is... can I catch a ride with somebody?

    August 19, 2013

    • Carla R.

      Hey Amber! You can Google Map it - Here are quick directions - it's actually quite easy! Get on the bridge (Crescent City Connection) over the Mississippi River. Then follow signs for the West Bank Expressway. You'll stay on the elevated highway. Go for four miles or so and then take the Barataria Boulevard exit. You'll come down off the elevated highway, then turn left at the second light onto Barataria Boulevard. You just stay on that forever, and eventually it will wrap you around into the park. You'll know it because you'll go through a big levee wall. Then you'll see parking at Twin Canals on your right- keep going maybe another several tenths of a mile and then you'll see the sign for Bayou Coquille on the right. Just park on the road next to the sign. That's where we'll be! My cell is[masked] if you need more help.

      August 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sorry Carla, I should have clarified that I don't have a car at the moment, which is why I would need a ride :)

      August 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, is it okay to bring my boyfriend Colin? He is also new to New Orleans and thought the walk sounded really fun.

    August 19, 2013

    • Carla R.

      Yes! Like it says, friends/loved ones of either gender are welcome! :)

      August 19, 2013

  • Marta W.

    Unfortunately, have to work. I will be with you in spirit :)

    August 17, 2013

    • Carla R.

      Sounds good, Marta!

      August 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looks like I have a school event that evening requiring my attendance :(

    August 19, 2013

    • Carla R.

      Aww, too bad! Sorry you'll miss it!

      August 19, 2013

  • Kim J.

    I think I can go & I think I can be wordless. This will be a test. :)

    August 14, 2013

    • Carla R.

      You will be fine - and we are only wordless for part of it, then we whisper quietly at the end. You will love it! :)

      August 17, 2013

  • L. J

    Enjoy the walk ladies. See y'all soon

    August 13, 2013

    • Carla R.

      Sorry you'll be away - enjoy your time on the water!

      1 · August 13, 2013

    • L. J

      Hoping to find a hike on an island some where :) thank you for everything u do carla

      1 · August 13, 2013

  • Ami

    Have my future father in law in town, so I won't likely be able to make it.

    August 13, 2013

    • Carla R.

      Enjoy your visit, Ami! Next time!

      1 · August 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wish I could go. Had to change my RSVP. Have to work.

    August 13, 2013

    • Carla R.

      Sorry we'll miss you!

      August 13, 2013

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