Quick stop in Biloxi on our way to Louisiana. From online reviews etc, there is not much to see in Biloxi other than a famous lighthouse and lots of casinos. We opted to skip the casinos so that leaves just this lighthouse. This lighthouse is so famous in Mississippi it is on the State’s Licence Plates. We have seen numerous lighthouses during our time on the Gulf of Mexico. This particular lighthouse is not very big, but was built in 1848, Interestingly it was built with cast iron. In the nearby Visitor’s Center, a short video played on the history of this lighthouse. It has survived more than 20 “big” hurricanes. In 2005 Katrina severely damaged the structure and it took them 5 years to rebuilt it. During the video, pictures of post- Katrina were played and the area where we were standing was devastated. Biloxi really has still not recovered from Katrina. For approx. 10 kilometers, 95% of all ocean front properties are vacant, driveways leading to nowhere, old house foundations, and pieces of masonry fences protecting nothing. The fragments of the houses have long been removed Most of these properties are now for sale, but obviously no one is buying.

Cast Iron Lighthouse

Cast Iron Lighthouse

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BBQ fuel up in Biloxi

BBQ fuel up in Biloxi

Converted to Liters:  Diesel : 80.8    Gas: 64.9

Converted to Liters:
Diesel : 80.8 Gas: 64.9