Disaster in the Gulf
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All along, I had been concerned about the oil spill affecting the Gulf Coast, for my own selfish reasons of my vacation. Luckily, Gulf Shores had not been affected, and I was able to enjoy my trip.
Sitting on the beach the evening before I left, I was taking pictures and listening to the crash of the waves on the shore, and I talked to a family from Birmingham. They had come down last minute to see the pristine coast one last time as the threat of oil continues. That’s when I realized the devastation that looms.
I had one small victory – when I went for gas, I refused to go to the BP, getting a full tank at the Exxon station. Along the way though, I noticed some BP stations were practically empty, whereas some seemed as busy as ever.
When I left Gulf Shores Thursday morning, the news report gave that the concern now was the mud that was being used to fill the oil leak; it was spreading throughout the Gulf and was 55 miles away from shore.
I truly hope that the Gulf Coast region can recover from this. From what I saw, the region is a beautiful area.