We made a bit of a false start leaving New Orleans as no-one was really watching the directions. We ended up driving through an area with quite a few flattened lots, which I guess are remnants from Katrina. A quick turnaround put us back on the I-10 and out onto the massive bridgeway across Lake Pontchatrain.
The miles rolled by quite quickly as we traced our way back to Mobile and then onward along toward Pensacola. All in it was a four state day - Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. We booked into the Days Inn on the edge of downtown Pensacola. It was getting on by the time we got sorted so we jumped back in the car in search of lunch. This we found in the form of nice sandwiches at Hub Stacey's. It was nice to find something not quite so large as we had been eating for lunch.
The temperature was, in a word, baking, as we drove along the scenic highway to Bay Bluffs Park where we had a walk along a wooden boardwalk. I really enjoyed being out amongst the trees listening to the cicada chirp and spying odd insects and spiders. Daz was cursing having left his macro lens back at the hotel. I switched to the 70-300 and managed a couple of okay shots.
Back at the hotel we hit the pool and lounged around for an hour or two as the sun went down. I read the paper while Gemma and Daz chatted to a worker cleaning the oil spill (more of which in a separate missive). The day ended with a trip to McDonalds and channel hopping on the hotel cable.