Walking on the Beach
Yesterday morning we started out for a walk along the beach, heading towards the west end of the island. This is the end that received the most damage from Hurricane Katrina back in 2005. There are still many vacant lots on the Gulf side of the west end of the island as this photo shows. These houses are on the bay side (north side) of the island. I took this photo from the Gulf side across the vacant lots, across the Bieneville Ave., and to the houses on the Bay side of the island.
Here are some of the shells that we picked up yesterday on our beach combing excursions.
Last evening while we were swimming, a lot of seaweed washed up to shore. It was all along the beach. It made us wonder what had torn up the seabed. We haven't been out yet today, but it will be interesting to see if it was washed back to sea with the high tide, or if there is more. We had a thunderstorm after dark last night and today it is cloudy and looks like it will start raining again any minute.
Here is a close-up shot of the seaweed that was washed up on the beach.
We have only 2 more days at the beach :( and we're going to miss it. Hopefully we'll be able to make another trip in a few years. If you are interested in this island vacation spot, check out Boardwalk Realty's website. They are the agency we use to rent a beach house each time we come here for vacation. The people who work there are wonderful and will help you find the perfect beach house or condo to rent. The website also has links to additional information about the island.