MKeller on a park service boat surveying MS's barrier islands. Sorry folks. Killing two birds with one stone here. One, testing the photo software because Josh can't get it to work. Clearly, it's a user problem and not a technology problem. Two, showing Mom and Dad the new beard, which I know they love so much. Mom, I'll shave it as soon as I am confident I won't get a feces-derived skin infection.
The islands- all were washed over with new cuts appearing in several locations. The pines on Horn Island will all die-off because of saltwater saturation and any animals that could not climb to the tops of the trees for shelter are all gone. Boats washed ashore on the south beaches of the islands, but no sign of tar balls from the five or six deepwater norfolk rigs that blew off their wellheads. That's a good thing.