- It’s no secret that we love The Gulf, so when
Craighad a meeting down that way this week I jumped at the chance to go with him, never knowing that there would be an impending oil slick on its way.
- The seagulls welcomed us back. We know they missed us. [Okay, okay -- so our ‘neighbors’ were throwing bread out to them…]
- It [the oil] was expected to be there by Wednesday, but fortunately for
, the weather changed a bit and has kept it off our shoreline – for now. Alabama
- But everyone is talking about it, saying things like, “at least with a hurricane you know when it will hit and what to expect – with this, no one knows…”
- Volunteers* are gathering to do a pre-cleaning of the beaches to make it easier to clean the oil once it comes ashore. * BP is paying these volunteers so many of the shrimpers & oystermen are doing this since they can’t bring in a catch right now.
fishing boats are being checked by the coast guard so they can assist if needed. Deep Sea
- Booms are going out to protect the in-land waters. [We saw on the local news that whole barricades were being put up on
. Yay.] Dauphin Island
- And it’s so sad to think that the wildlife has no idea it’s coming – and will get caught in it unaware…
- Still, we enjoyed the sugar white beaches, the warm ocean breeze, and ate delicious shrimp and fish [love The Shrimp Basket & Tacky Jacks.]
- And I cried when it was time to go…not knowing how things will be the next time I visit. So we sat just a little longer on our bench on the board walk to soak in the last drop of golden goodness that God so richly provides to the
. Gulf Coast
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