Mississippi Day Five. An Evening At Point Park Pascagoula, No Sunset But Some Cool Clouds
My morning hike tired me out on Sunday so I decided to stay in Pascagoula and watch the sunset from the beach at Point Park. It was windy and cool when I arrived at the park with some interesting cloud formations in the skies over the beach.
Point Park, as I’ve mentioned in previous blogs, is located near where the Pascagoula River enters the Gulf of Mexico. The Pascagoula River is the largest undammed river in the lower 48 states. It is also know as the “Singing River” from the legend that the local Pascagoula Native American tribe marched to their deaths in the river rather than fight the invading Biloxi tribe. Of course the dispute was over a woman. According to the legend you can hear the death chants of the Pascagoula Native Americans as they marched into the river on quiet nights.
The Pascagoula River is also famous as the location of the large Ingalls Shipbuilding facility.
Built during World War II and changing the tiny fishing village of Pascagoula into an industrial giant. 70% of the ships in the present United States Navy were built here.
I left Point park and walked along the beach. There was a cool wind blowing off of the ocean and I wish I had worn my hoody.
It was high tide, and I learned there are not a lot of birds active during high tide. Pools formed along the stone embankment along the beach. But there were no shore birds to be seen, not even a sea gull.
I walked on the white sands of the beach, then
along the sidewalk across from the large houses across the beach. Reading the informative signs along the road, where ,
I learned that all of these beautiful homes were only built recently. The original homes were all destroyed in Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
I am glad many of the old live oak trees survived the devastation.
The clouds thickened in the west, obscuring the setting sun.
Soon, I realized I wouldn’t be able to see the sunset that evening.
However, I enjoyed the cool cloud formations as I returned to Point Park.
There were only a few folks walking along the beach on this chilly December evening. I was disappointed I wasn’t able to see, and share another beautiful sunset over the Gulf of Mexico, but I still enjoyed my 2 mile hike on the beach.
I decided to head back to Brady’s Steak and Seafood House for an early dinner, and I enjoyed another cup o of their delicious seafood gumbo,
and then a platter of fresh lightly fried Gulf oysters and
Here is a link to a gallery with some more photographs from my afternoon hike at Point Park. Mississippi Day Five Afternoon walk December 5 2021. After my delicious and filling diner I returned to my hotel , knowing it will be my last night in the quaint little town of Pascagoula. But, I was already planning my return.
“Every time I stand before a beautiful beach, its waves seem to whisper to me: If you choose the simple things and find joy in nature’s simple treasures, life and living need not be so hard.”
Hi, I am from south east PA and enjoy reading your blogs and especially like your photos. I was a little jealous of you going someplace warm, but I am hoping to also go someplace a little warmer than PA for a few months. Looks like you eat well wherever you go. Hope you have a Merry Christmas!
Thanks I love sharing the beauty I find on my hikes. And yes I like warm weather and I love to eat lol Happy New Year!!!