I spent the morning in a dentist's chair. UGH!
The afternoon was spent trying to find a camera repair shop which could help remove a catawampus lens hood from my Canon 40D which hit the floorboard of my car Sunday afternoon when a car suddenly pulled out in front of me near the core area. Luckily I have good brakes.
Consequently, I didn't have a chance to check out the beach today. I can, however, share good news from the Santa Rosa Island Authority's update on the oil spill this morning:
Charter Report From Dr. Dive, June 07, 2010
Captain Jim Meyers of Dr. Dive took media representatives out on a boat trip today and found no oil, no sheen and no tar balls in the water. They travelled more than five miles southwest of Pensacola Pass and circled back to Pensacola Beach. They then cruised west along Pensacola Beach to return to the Pass and saw many beach-goers enjoying the beach, as well as clean-up crews, but no apparent oil on the beach or active clean-up activities. The beaches look "clear" and the water was "spectacular" according to Captain Meyers.
In addition, Captain Meyers took a group of divers out to the Russian Freighter (about 9 miles SSE of Pensacola Pass) yesterday and reported good visibility and plenty of healthy red snapper and amberjack. No oil was spotted. Images have been posted on the oil update page of VisitPensacolaBeach.com.