Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Waiting Game Plays Out in Gulf Oil Spill

I hate to think about the impact of the oil making its way to Gulf shores as I listen to the news. Some of my earliest memories include running out of a motel room right onto a bright white beach. Those were the days before the condos came to the Redneck Riviera. Now,  those mom-and-pop motels of my childhood where our family stayed when we went to the beach are nearly gone.

Tough environmental lessons are learned when places you love are threatened. Will the Alabama-Florida Panhandle beaches escape? Today, Gulf Shores, Destin, Fort Walton Beach, and Panama City Beach, you are all on my mind. Maybe I can return one day to those beautiful beaches I remember so well. I hate to think not.

6 comments:

Sarge Charlie said...

The white sand is in harms way, and the gulfstream can bring it to us on the east coast, it is a serious problem, I think the best hope is the cap they are building for the well.

Marion said...

The continuing escaping oil makes me ill, Sheila. And I don't even know the beaches you mention. But I do remember Exxon Valdez and the mess it made here. I pray your beaches will make it through.

lumikha said...

hi sheila...nice blog! i have never been to the Redneck Riviera...i want to see it one day. i'm sad that the BP is ruining it. :(

Sheila said...

Marion, I pray the beaches (and living creatures) make it okay. I know your love and appreciation for the coast up your way.

Lumikha, Thanks for stopping by and thanks for your help. I am so excited to see what your talents will result in.

Granmo said...

Bad news. I've just been listening to the news and it seems that BP's latest efforts have failed so it's back to the drawing board as the rest of us wait - or take action. I wish you and your coast a healthy future.

Sheila said...

Granmo, I too heard that the latest efforts seem ineffective. Sadly, right now the beaches are okay and those who depend on tourism are suffering. I wish I could take action.