Here are 2 sets of pics that show the locations of some of the underwater tests I have taken. The first pair is of an unnamed ditch near Shell Beach. The ditch that runs left to right in front of the camera goes for about 4 more miles to the left, At this point it is not navigable by shrimp boats. A few blocks to the left, the shrimp boats are docked and the ditch runs a couple of miles until it connects to the Mississippi Gulf Outlet Canal (MGOC). Even where it is in front of the camera it is surprisingly deep for only being about 40' wide. It is at least 8 feet deep.
The small canal the is running directly away from the camera connects to the MGOC about a 1/4 mile away. The trees are dying from salt water incursion. The Gulf is around 25 miles from this site. The underwater image was taken around 20 feet to the right.
The second set shows a feeder to the Black Levee Canal. The two above water shots connect the point where the feeder meets black levee and where the feeder ends about a 1/4 mile away. The same oil platform can be seen in both. The underwater shot was taken about halfway between the camera and the car in the second above water image.
I think we have found the perfect van. It is in great shape has low milage, a cargo rack on the roof, nice, in-built cabinets in back and a partition that separates the cargo space from the passenger/driver area. The clincher? There is a cat sized closable door cut into the partition. How perfect is that?
2 weeks to go, not quite 5% raised. Thanks to all of you who have donated so far. You guys are so sweet!