It was in 1994 when we
first went to Chandeleur.
Actually, it was Bob who set foot
on the Island,
as there was just room for him and the man
the little Zodiac,
from the larger boat we went out into the Gulf
I had been upset that I could only watch
from a distance,
but after Bob got back to the boat,
I was thankful. It was
summertime, it was hot,
and there were biting flies all over the
Bob couldn't keep them out of his eyes and nose,
when he brushed dozens of them off his arms,
blood just ran from the
Since that photo was taken, there have been
several devastating hurricanes, including Georges
that smashed Round Island Mississippi lighthouse and Ivan in 2004.
has washed away
and the lighthouse was in the water.
it in June of 2005 flying with our favorite pilot,
Dr. Dan Roper and
his wife, Ann.
Now we hear Hurricane Katrina demolished the
Chandaleur Island Lighthouse.
See below for older photos from the U.S. Coast Guard.