This is the walkway to the beach from the airport. It's at least 3/4 of a mile.
Good exercise but it was a little warm. That shade up ahead felt good.
Right across from the public beach is the Oarhouse restaurant. It was an oasis for us! We had gotten hot from the walk. It was after 11 and we were getting hungry so we decided we had better eat before going to the beach.
The food was great here as was the air conditioning!
It was really good! I got a small box for the other half of my sandwhich because I couldn't eat it all. The box tipped over in the cooler later when the ice melted and got water in my sandwhich
That's the only trouble we had on the trip, so I guess that's OK!
Here's a shot from our spot on the beach. The water was perfect and not a jelly fish in sight (Sorry Webb). We saw about a dozen dolphin just a little further out than we were swimming. They appeared to be feeding. It was great! We only stayed on the beach for 3-1/2 hours. We had planned to stay about two hours longer but Cindy was starting to get red even with SPF50 on!
It was great fun but 3-1/2 hours was really enough for us.
We found this little rest stop on the walk back to the airport. We hadn't crossed the street yet when we were walking in and missed it. It was nice to rest but the wind wasn't blowing with all the trees around so we had to leave.
After departing on runway 30 we flew the pattern so we could take a look at the beach. Photo is a little blurry. Camera tries to focus on windscreen
We made a fuel stop in Brookhaven, MS (1R7) No one around, but the self serve pump worked good.
We had a great day!
We left Ruston, LA at 9:00 AM and were back about 5:30 PM!
I dreamed about days like this when I was building. My dreams are coming true. Yours can too! Keep pounding those rivets!!