The Whispers 1980 single has nothing to do with the fact that it’s a featured song in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and everything to do with how hard and fruitful today was, regardless of our moments of seeming failure.
Today we started in Pascagoula, Mississippi, backtracking from Gulfport. There we found a few tar patties and went on our merry way, working our way west stopping along the beaches in Biloxi with no luck for the rest of the morning. Never ones to let nature and chance get in the way of science, we took a quick 11 mile boat trip over to Ship Island where we wrestled some lovely hunks oil from the surf and made it back just in time to get some free cookies with our lunch!
Next up we took a few stops along Long Beach and Pass Christian, again drawing blanks. However, we made a stop in Waveland and were soon scraping oil of rocks like it was going out of style. (For all those concerned, oil scrapings will not be going out of style, but don’t take the white ones after labor day, they are probably bird poop anyway)
We stopped at a lovely Japanese restaurant complete with a gaudy garden and awkward bamboo and panda dioramas for dinner and settled in Houma for the night. Tomorrow we will be getting down and dirty along the beaches of the deep bayou. Who knows, we may take a wrong turn and never come back. Pictures are on their way!