On the Beach

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:

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.

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.


DREW February 21, 2018 at 3:10 p.m.

I wish I could post a photo of my cubicle right now to make you feel that much better about your decisions. I click on this page almost daily hoping to find you all are still fighting the good fight. All alone in the world with your family seems like a pretty content place to be. God speed.

Patsy Wall February 21, 2018 at 8:25 p.m.

Love the shells and the deserted beach. Your pictures are amazing!

Scott February 22, 2018 at 3:10 p.m.


You got to get out of that cubicle man. Also, we may be in your neck of the woods early summer. Just an FYI. I’d start now, try to fill up your driveway and eliminate any other large parking spaces in your immediate area. You don’t want to end up with some giant motorhome blocking your house. :-)


Thank you.

DREW February 23, 2018 at 8:43 a.m.

Were moving to the other side of Signal this coming Monday. Its a bigger house with full basement, etc. Plenty of room for you all to crash assuming you can make it up Signal mntn. LOL…. Its not big (maybe 1200 ft gain, but its steep). Maybe park the bus at Walmart at the foot and bring the dingy up. Then I can get you out on some Chattanooga Rock.


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