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.
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.
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.
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.”