Monday, June 14, 2010

Life Goes on Here on the Gulf Coast


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Saturday we decided to go bike riding on the beach with some of our very good friends. We left early that morning (early for me, but not necessarily early for the rest). We drove to the beach, parked, and got ready to ride the 15 miles round trip down to Ft. Pickens and back. As everyone knows, all we've heard in the news recently is about the tragic oil spill. It makes us all so sad, but another thing that makes us sad is the bleak picture that the media insists on presenting daily. Our beaches are NOT closed, and, at this point, there is not oil all over our beaches. In fact, we didn't see any oil nor any tar balls. When we got to the fort, we got off our bikes and walked on the beach until we got to the pass---the place where the bay empties into the Gulf of Mexico. People were fishing, others were sailing, others were on a pontoon boat, and still others were swimming. The shorebirds were nesting, the blue herons were searching for food and watching people, the ospreys were taking food to their new babies, and the sand crabs were dashing to safety in their holes as we walked near. Life on the beach looked amazingly normal. I'm posting some pictures of our day. Let's all pray that the oil spill is taken care of very soon and that we will continue to be able enjoy life on our beautiful Gulf Coast.




5 comments:

  1. i am glad it is still so pretty there~

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  2. I'm so happy your area is still normal. We have been really concerned for all of you who live there and work there. Praying that a solution is found soon. Happy Outdoor Wed.

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  3. The news reports a pretty grim picture thank you for being a blogger who shares the truth of what is going on

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  4. seems pretty normal still, and sight of oil.. I am from Australia and all we see in he news is about how bad it is ... thanks for posting it gives me an idea of what it still look like... hope the oil spill cna be taken care of very soon

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  5. Looks like you had a fabulous day! Great pictures!

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