Forrige gang jeg reiste hjem var det problemer med helicopter ogsaa. Taake, tordenvaer og vind gjoer ofte forsinkelser til en dagligdags affaere. I tillegg var min kollega blitt syk og selskapet hadde problemer med aa finne en erstatter.
Men til slutt kom jeg av baaten, med FRC og Supplybaat 8 timer inn til Fourchon i Louisiana. Jeg har vaert der flere ganger foer. Men det hadde jaggu forandra seg. Sist jeg var der var det er par lagerbygninger, en kai, og en landhandel som hadde absolutt alt fra knappenaaler til elefanter. En slags local Boer Boerson altsaa. Var mang en gang vi satt utenfor der og drakk Budweiser mens baaten laa i Fourchon for reparasjon i gamle dager.
Port Fourchon was developed as a multi-use facility. It has historically been a land base for offshore oil support services as well as a land base for the Louisiana Offshore Oil Port (LOOP). In addition, it has served as a commercial and recreational fishing mecca, foreign cargo shipping terminal, and a unique area for recreation and tourism.
The Board of Commissioners of the Greater Lafourche Port Commission is charged with ensuring the progress and continued development of Port Fourchon and the South Lafourche Leonard Miller, Jr. Airport. Nine members seated at-large comprise the Commission in lettered seats A through I. Every six years, the people of the Tenth Ward of Lafourche Parish elect all nine commissioners.
The Greater Lafourche Port Commission, established by the state of Louisiana in 1960 as a political subdivision of the state of Louisiana, exercises jurisdiction over the Tenth Ward of Lafourche Parish south of the Intracoastal Waterway, including the seaport and the airport. The Port Commission facilitates the economic growth of the communities in which it operates by maximizing the flow of trade and commerce, largely through Port Fourchon.
As a critical infrastructure of national significance, LA1 provides a vital link to Port Fourchon. As of mid-2008, $350 million from state bonds and federal assistance has been budgeted to begin replacing a 17-mile (27-km) stretch of LA 1, the road into Port Fourchon, because that part of the highway is not inside the hurricane levee system that protects inland communities, and the highway is prone to flooding from storm surge, even from tropical cyclones some distance away, and is at risk from rising sea levels due to climate change. The replacement will be an elevated highway that can stand up to a major storm and remain open even if the land around it floods. A seven-mile (11-km) section of the project from Leeville to Port Fourchon, including a higher bridge across Bayou Lafourche, is under construction and scheduled for completion in 2011; this segment will be funded by tolls. The bridge over Bayou Lafourche, funded by tolls, opened July 8, 2009. Funds have not been secured for the segment between Golden Meadow and Leeville.
In an odd twist of fate, FX Networks broadcasted on June 7, 2005 the docudrama Oil Storm, which first depicted a fictional Category 4 hurricane named "Julia" hitting Port Fourchon in September 2005. In the fictional account, the port was severely crippled, but in reality Port Fourchon has been up and running mere days after major storm events.
Man kan ogsaa leie baater for fisketurer her, tunafiske er en populaer fritids syssel, kanskje jeg skal satse paa aa vaere igjen et par dager aa faa proevd dette?
Som videoen under viser kan det bli brukbart moro
Ok, vi blogges, jeg kommer til aa utvide bloggen med bokomtaler og nytt om lesebrett ogsaa, det er en annen av mine fritids syssler, lese en god bok, og da helst paa lesebrett.