On the Beach

rutherford beach photographed by luxagraf

Soft sand? Ten thousand pound vehicle? What could go wrong?

If you want a view like this though, you have to park in places like this:

The bus on rutherford beach photographed by luxagraf

Ordinarily I probably wouldn’t have done it, but when we pulled in there was another rig parked further down and its own came over and offered to pull us out with his truck should anything go wrong. I walked the sand it seemed firm enough so we went for it and it all worked out fine. There’s nothing like free ocean front camping.

If you use the websites I mentioned in the last post, notably freecampsites.net, and you zoom in on the south Louisiana coast there are basically two places to camp, Holly Beach and Rutherford Beach. After not finding much to like about Holly Beach we were prepared to be disappointed by Rutherford a well, but it turned out to be pretty near perfect. It’s also listed as one of the best shell beaches around and it definitely has more shells than anywhere I’ve ever been.

Shells of rutherford beach photographed by luxagraf

Shells of rutherford beach photographed by luxagraf

Shells of rutherford beach photographed by luxagraf

We spent five days on the beach. It stormed a good bit and fog would roll in pretty much every night, hiding the lights both onshore and off, making it feel like we were all alone in the world.

fishing rutherford beach photographed by luxagraf
This was about ten minutes before the tide ate our sand spike.

The bus on rutherford beach photographed by luxagraf