Friday, June 18, 2010

Could Be The End of Beach Days Here For Us

 

This morning we headed to Destin to try our luck at the Eglin AFB private beach.  We were told at the gate that there was oil on the beach.. Oh no!  We had to see for ourselves..

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We couldn’t really see it in the water but it must be there since it had washed up on the beach.  Here it just looks like black bits of charcoal but I stepped on a piece and it was very sticky brownish/red in color. Hard to get off.

These folks were recording their findings…

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We didn’t last long at this beach. We were hot and afraid to go into the water for fear of getting some of these balls stuck on us.  So we decided to head to the small beach under the bridge.  It is a bit protected and we just wanted to dip in the water to cool off. Notice there are news crews set up here too. They are everywhere...

 

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We took our dip and then headed back home. It is so sad to see this happening around us.  Kevin spoke to the ranger here at our park this morning and he said they are finding it at our beach here now too. He is not sure what the state will do about keeping it open.

We love the ocean and particularly the beaches here in the panhandle. We are so happy we had the last 6 weeks here to enjoy it.  We can only hope that they will come up with something to stop all this…

6 comments:

Gypsy said...

I think it will get worse before it gets better, and the effects will last for a long, long time.

Chuck-Kathy said...

That is so sad. Hope that it will be stopped soon, but not looking good.
Hugs, Kathy

CowgirlCreations said...

That is so sad! Like you, I sure hope something is done QUICKLY to take care of this massive problem. Take care!

Jim and Dee said...

I was so hoping it would be protected. I'm so sorry.

Mark and Dortha said...

Wish that sticky stuff could have stayed at sea. Or, better yet, sorry it happened at all.

Randy and Pam Warner said...

It is so sad...they have the whitest, most wonderful beaches anywhere! Or at least they did. I was afraid it was going to get to them.

Pam and I spent the first couple years of our marriage in Fort Walton Beach and we love it.

Thanks for the photos.