American by birth, Southern by the grace of God.
Louis Grizzard, a great American
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It's choice ~ not chance ~ that determines your destiny.
Jean Nidetch

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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Beaches

Finally a beach day! Weather was nice with clear blue skies. Still a little windy and the high was only 60 or 61, but it felt good in the sun. We spent about 2 hours on the beach. Tomorrow is supposed to be a little warmer and more so on Tuesday.







Even though the camp ground is almost full, the condos along the beach look almost empty.
Guess the "snow-birds" are all campers! =)


There is still plenty of clean up activity on the beach. It looks like they are about finished with the major cleaning. Large equipment scoops up the sand and dumps it in a "sifter" type thing that spits out any 'tar balls'. They were way down the beach from us and it was perfectly clear all around where we were. We walked about 100 yards down the beach and saw only 2 small 'tar balls', smaller than a quarter. There were still a group of workers walking along the beach, searching for more.


Small 'tar ball' on the beach.

2 comments:

Rick and Paulette said...

That beach sure looks beautiful with all that white sand. I'm sure glad they were able to get rid of all that oil without it completely destroying that beach as that would have been terrible. Nice to see the temperatures warming up nicely down there.

pidge said...

That is fantastic news about the beach being so clean. Have fun down there.