Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Pensacola Beach Florida Update

After seeing photos posted on Face Book earlier today,
I, like everyone who has connections to the Emerald Coast of Florida, 
was at first horrified..then I simply cried! 
My heart is broken  at the images of my /our beloved sugary white sands..
forever tainted by this B P MESS..
So I went to the best official source in the area, Pensacola News Journal, the local newspaper.
Sure enough,photos showing oil-tainted sands were there.
Seems the oil started washing ashore early Wednesday morning, accompanied by the foul smell of oil. 
No more clean fresh salt air. 
No more sparkling emerald water..
No more Paradise.. gone forever..
Governor Crist  with his entourage, was there surveying the damage.
This is simply the tip of the iceberg...
It can and will only get worse..
As for my feelings, an earlier post on  Thursday June 17,2010 entitled:
  Swan song-Paradise Lost  expressed them all..
from outrage, to utter I'm just totally numb..
They say a picture says a thousand words..
the pictures I saw today speak volumes..
and I am totally heartsick. 


Jimmy Buffett announced a free concert on July 1, 2010 in Gulf Shores, Alabama to promote awareness and tourism in the Gulf area. 
Special guests will include Sonny Landreth, Zac Brown Band, Kenny Chesney, Jesse Winchester and Allen Toussaint. A special souvenir tee shirt will also be designed for the concert and sold onlne and at the show.
Well onto the FREE concert...WOW...I'm still pinching myself...just can't believe all these people want to help us here on the gulf coast. 
I'm not so surprised that Jimmy Buffet is doing this...if you didn't know...Jimmy grew up in Mobile (my hometown...located on the Alabama coast) and get this...he went to high school with Mr.CC! Jimmy and his sister Lucy both went to school with him...Mr.CC didn't know Jimmy, but he does know Lucy (they went on double dates back then). This is an awesome line up...sooooo many wonderful musicians! THANK YOU...THANK YOU!

Now let's get down to this COASTAL GIVEAWAY! I'm a huge fan of the magazine "COASTAL LIVING" and I thought I would give one LUCKY follower a ONE YEAR SUBSCRIPTION...if you WIN...I'm sure you will fall in love with it too! The GIVEAWAY will end on Wednesday July 6!
Please visit Linda at Coastal Charm for all the details for entering this wonderful Giveaway!
warm sandy hugs..
with great sadness..


  1. I'm right with you my friend. Just sadness beyond belief. And the news about the cap is not looking good. I just hope they can keep most off it off shore.

  2. I agree, it is so sad. Every time they show the live feed of the oil leak, I wince. It's like I'm watching a hemorrhage, and I can't help the victim bleeding to death. I think we all feel helpless and sad.

  3. I knew we could count on Jimmy to do something thoughtful. I hope this concert is successful.

  4. Oh Loui, when I saw this on the news yesterday morning (the reporter was on the beach and showing us live shots), the first thing that popped in my mind was you. All the beautiful photos you posted on your recent trip, now a distant memory. My heart breaks for you and for The Gulf. My heart breaks for what the world has lost. I simply can't wrap my brain around this devastating news.

    We always share hugs Loui, but today I have a special hug for you from my heart to yours filled with salty tears as we, along with so many others, cry for our beaches and all our ocean creatures who are suffering from this horror.

  5. We saw it on the news last night. And I thought of all the bloggers that are experiencing it first hand with such sadness in my heart.

    Why, and how, and when will it stop? We can only guess.

    On a lighter note, did I tell you how much I look forward to seeing your comments show up in my email? They always make my day.


  6. And the oil is still gushing out..., it's hard to believe!

    Your finally on my blogroll on Completely Coastal..., don't know what took me so long. Sorry!!!

  7. I heard about this free concert and SOOOOO badly want to go. I'm in North MS and could go, but just can't right now.
    So glad they're doing this - but so sad that there has to be a benefit concert. Awful mess. . .

  8. Hello, molto bello in verde di questo mare, contro il colore del cielo...
    Buona giornata :-)))

  9. Loui... first of all... thanks for entering my giveaway! Second of all... I am heartbroken over the gulf, too. My hubby and I vacation in PCB every year at the end of summer and I'm sad that it's looking like the oil will be there by then... I can't believe it! I saw the oil was at Pensacola the other day and it just grabs at my heart. And all the wildlife... just aweful! The gulf/Florida Panhandle is the only place I ever want to go and I don't want to go anywhere else! Just wanted you to know I feel the same... it's all we seem to talk about here at my house!!

    Hoping and praying for answers!

  10. Hi Loui! I lived in Pensacola until I was 10 years old, then we moved to Alabama. I now live in Foley, AL. :)


welcome to my world of salty sunkissed breezes..
where time is not measured..
linger leisurely..
sift sugary white sand between your toes..
Make and take those wonderful memories..
leaving behind..only your footprints...