Return To The Gulf Coast (Part 2)

More pictures from the Mississippi Gulf Coast...

You may be wondering what in the heck is this?  So did I.  I wasn't about to get too close so I used my zoom lens to go in tighter before I got bit or eaten or zapped...

...and from what I can tell, it's dead (thank goodness).  At first I thought it was a jellyfish but Shelia thinks it's a stingray.  Either way, glad it's not alive to cause any harm!

Storm clouds over Biloxi Bay...hoping they'll clear out long enough to grab some rays.

This is the newly opened West Side Pier which had just completed construction before our arrival.  It was one of many piers rebuilt after Katrina.

"Okay...wind out of the west about 10 knots, overcast with a few cloud breaks...so why am I wearing shades...is it to look cool?  Of course, I am cool.  Whatever you do, don't look like a tourist.  Think beach comber...Hemmingway...whatever fits in..."

Shelia and me on the shores on Biloxi Bay.

"I'm here and you're not!"

Finally, some sun begins to break through the clouds looking down the West Side Pier.

From West Side Pier looking toward Gulfport.

From West Side Pier looking toward Biloxi.

Here is one of many fishermen who prefer to cast their nets right off the pier.

Now we're talkin'!  Skies are clearing and we're finally seeing some sunshine.

Sunny skies, white sand and Shelia standing far in the distance.

She has no idea I'm sneaking up behind her.  Do I scare her or savor a romantic moment?  The kid in me wants to scare her but the adult in me says savor the moment...this might make a good picture...

...and I'm glad I didn't listen to the kid for once.  I got close enough to capture this absolutely beautiful picture of Shelia with her shoes off just taking it all in.  The wind in her hair, feet in the sand looking like an angel about to fly away.

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