That’s just from a song by The Charlie Daniel’s Band – Mom and Dad, don’t worry I will be flying home at the end of this!
Day two brought us more oil, sand, sun, and beautiful views. We got up bright and early and caught a ferry over to Ship Island in Mississippi. It was the amazing barrier island surrounded by birds, rays, jellyfish, (and tar balls). There we just gave our equipment to a few enthusiastic kids playing at this resort-y place on the island and we just sat around sipping frosty drinks and frolicked with dolphins.
The rest of the day was spent on a Waveland jetty scraping oil of rocks (harder to see and do that is sounds). There’s still a lot of Katrina dammage around and some of the drive was pretty sobering. At the same time we also saw a lot of rebuilding, construction, and entirely new towns that are slowly bringing life back to an otherwise ravaged landscape.
We ended the day in Louisiana. After a meal of Chinese food twice the size of any reasonable serving, we retreated to airconditioned rooms and a few hours of sleep.
Pictures on the way! (not of us sleeping, of what we are doing…)