Today, we learned several things:
1) In the life of a beach, 2-weeks is a long time. All of the beaches we are returning to for the second time look very different. Mainly due to current and past weather conditions, but also tidal variance.
2) Tar balls are not everywhere. We looked along stretches of beaches in Pascagoula, Biloxi and Pass Christian and found none.
3) Waveland is maybe my favorite site that we visit, even though it is kind of a tough site in that we are scraping tiny pieces of oil from rocks.
4) The Hits radio station plays the same 10-songs over and over. We now know all of the words to “call me maybe”. Impressive.
5) Duct tape = essential (I think we knew that already).
And we still have the following questions:
6) What role do/did the barrier islands play in keeping the oil away from the mainland?
7) Are the mud balls we found made by the same process as the tar balls?
8 ) What exactly is beach beautification and how is it performed along the Gulf coast?
9) What’s next for Gulfport, MS? Looks like buildings are going up fast!
10) Why is the hotel pool closed after midnight?