Sunday, June 06, 2010

It's a beautiful day!

"It's a beautiful day-uh-ay..." I sang out loud during my morning patrol of Ft. Pickens (and heartily apologize to U2).

This gorgeous sight -- an oil-free beach despite wind from southwest -- is what made it seem so appropriate. There was no harsh odor of oil in the air. The surf was up and life seemed normal for at least a while.

Nearing the point I noticed some new material resembling pom-poms had been staked in at the high tide level.

It all looked clean and oil free also.

That's not to say that there weren't oiled objects on the beach occasionally...

I came across single items such as this debris which had been well-coated at some point.

But this was the best sight of all...our first and only sea turtle nest of the season! It is a Kemp's ridley nest and hopefully we will see hatchlings sometime in August.

Let's just hope and pray our hatchlings will have an environment -- the Gulf of Mexico -- in which they can survive.


Loui♥ said...

thanks for the positive post!!
just wish all our tourists would see it..
and stop their cancellations!
haven't yet been out to the beach here in PC..
liquid sunshine is falling, so we are doing some interior painting..
later this afternoon we head to Destin for dinner with Margo..
YAY on the turtle nest!
warm sandy hugs..

Unknown said...

I just found your blog,and I love it!This whole oil spill is such a tragedy.It just breaks my heart.And congrats on the turtle nest.Let's pray that the nestlings can survive our human errors.