Day Thirty Two | March 31, 2021
Ville Platte, LA to St. Francisville, LA
Everyone rode hard, with shorter breaks, today because of the threat of thunderstorms. We were on lovely country roads and nasty 4-lane highways.
Dennis knew about this bridge over the Atchafalaya River (a 6-mile causeway with no shoulder spanning swamps), so we rode in the right lane with the van behind us, protecting us from cars. It wasn’t particularly dangerous, but a tense ride nonetheless.
We are in bayou country–there’s water everywhere, and if you forget, just look at the above-ground cemeteries.
We avoided rain until we got to the Mississippi River proper (about 10 miles from our destination).
We are staying at the lovely Lodge at the Bluffs in St. Francisville which is about 30 miles north of Baton Rouge. The best part? Finally, excellent coffee!!! The Lodge is an Arnold Palmer-designed course–he shot a 69 here!
The image of the beautiful azaleas is the view from our room.