SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - Sunny summer days are back just in time for Independence Day. People are taking advantage of the clear skies by hitting up our natural resources.
Whether it's boating, fishing, or just hanging out in the sand, our coast is sure to have something for anyone seeking a little time outdoors. Germaine Weldon took in the sights during a morning kayak trip in the Mississippi Sound.
"You see a lot of natural wildlife. You see dolphins, cranes, egrets, pelicans. You see all kind of wildlife. It's just a beautiful place," Weldon said.
A lot of people come from all over to check out this beautiful place. In many ways, it's an outdoorsman's paradise. Bill McDonnell charters his boat out of Biloxi, bringing people out to fish. He said this Fourth of July holiday is going to be busy.
"I was out at the island yesterday, and there was 50 boats just in one spot on the end of the island," said McDonnell.
McDonnell thinks people may just be glad that last month's record-breaking rainfall gave way to beautiful, sunny skies.
"25 inches of rain in two weeks is unbelievable. I've never seen it before, other than Katrina," said McDonnell.
The feeling was mutual across the board. It was a relief to be out of the rain.
"A little bit too much rain. Mother Nature already kicked our butt, and we're ready to kick her butt," said Tommy Saucier while motoring away from the boat slip in Ocean Springs.
"I've had enough rain for a while," said Mick Wittmann.
Wittmann was enjoying some quality fishing time with his family on the Ken Combs Pier in Gulfport. With all that the Gulf Coast has to offer, Wittmann considers it a jewel.
"It's a dadgum good place to live," he said.
If you're looking for something that you and your family can enjoy together, just check out www.gulfcoastweekend.com.