Lots of folks ask me what, exactly, I do at work. I always answer that I drive a boat that pushes an oil barge through the Bayous ,Bays, and backwaters of Lousiana, picking up crude oil. Most folks are interested and wanna know more. When I try to explain that we go into the smaller areas to load oil at the well site, they don't fully understand that the bayous of Louisiana can be small and very curvy. If ya click the title above, then click slideshow, you can see a stop-motion trip through a rather narrow flood-gate, set in a curve. It's an example of the tight maneuvering we have to do on the Bayous.