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Horn Island and the Islander: artist Walter Anderson

Nat and I began our eight-mile crossing of Mississippi Sound by kayak in late afternoon sunlight. Our destination—Horn Island, a 12-mile-long barrier island parallel to the Mississippi coast—was somewhere out of sight just beyond the horizon. I paused a short … Continue reading

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An oil-spill warrior and a flight along the coast

For the past year Steve Jenkins has been thinking a lot about beaches. As slicks of BP oil began making their way across the Gulf toward the Alabama shore last April, the staff of his Field Operations Division of Alabama’s … Continue reading

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The Perils of Petrol: Perspectives on Oil, Gasoline, and the Gulf

Though I haven’t shared the story widely up until this post, our 3rd Coast Connect adventure got off to a perilous start. It all had to do with the fossil fuels that propel the Boudreaux—along with so much else in … Continue reading

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Beleaguered Brown Pelicans

Besides the dolphins that have popped up beside the cruising Boudreaux several times a day to see what we’re up to (see last post), we have enjoyed seeing lots of brown pelicans on our journey. They peer at us from … Continue reading

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