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Florida - BP - Pensacola #1: Our vacation to Pensacola

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Looks like it will be cut short due to oil on the beach. After getting in the water, I felt like I had rubbed sun tan oil over my legs and hands that got wet.

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This was at about 9:30 am on Sunday looking for sea shells

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same hands with the tar knocked off

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later in the day, at least we were still having a good family time.

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Unfortunately what we found later in the day

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This was a 12oz drink cup. We could have filled 10 of them.

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This was only Sunday afternoon. What more is going to happen???



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Bearpie

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#1 posted 1517 days ago

Makes you wanna cry to see this mess on the beach and have to smell it to boot. Good looking little fella there!

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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Canadian Woodworks

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#2 posted 1517 days ago

It’s so sad in so many ways that this is happening, It blows me away that your government is not heading up the clean up, I understand BP has to stop their leak, but come on it’s your water, your marshes, your beaches and you let a company from another country worry about the clean up. What country do you live in the USA? Apparently that does not mean very much these days.

When your military says there’s no money or man power to clean up your own country there’s something terrible wrong with how things are.

The fact that your picking up tar balls in Florida shows that this is just the beginning

Sorry i’m just pretty upset about the situation, I can’t even begin understand how everyone down there must feel.

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables http://www.canadianwoodworks.com

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twokidsnosleep

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#3 posted 1517 days ago

So very sad.
I have been to Clearwater Fla and it was just gorgeous…..maybe they will have to rename the city??

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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tooldad

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#4 posted 1517 days ago

I’ve already heard the term “PenscOILa” used

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Sailor

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#5 posted 1517 days ago

I can’t believe this is really happening. It makes me want to cry also, I am tearing up believe it or not.

I love the ocean, love the beach and I don’t know what I would do without it. I live about an hour and a half from the coast, Panama City Beach is the closest to me. That isn’t very far east of Pensacola and I am not sure about the water down there but I bet it can’t be good. I have a sailboat in the water in Panama City and I was just talking with my family about what to do with the boat.

It is so sad to think that the rest of the summer is over on the boat, and no telling how many summers to come…...

All I can do is pray and hope for the best. I love my little piece of paradise down there and now it’s about to be gone.

-- Dothan, Alabama Check out my woodworking blog! http://woodworkingtrip.blogspot.com/ Also my Youtube Channel's Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/SailingAndSuch

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trimmer

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#6 posted 1517 days ago

I live near Weeki Wachee, Florida, 60 miles north of Tampa.
When the wind blows from the west i’ll get the rank oil smell.
No tar balls yet here.

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#7 posted 1516 days ago

What happens when the first hurrican comes?????

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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a1Jim

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#8 posted 1516 days ago

wow what a mess

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Eagle1

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#9 posted 1516 days ago

It’s is a big mess. I hate to see things like that happen. I do agree with Topamax, what happens when the first hurrican happens. My neighbor stoped by me saturday, he told me to grab the limbs and put them in the back of his truck. I loaded them up in the truck. ( they were to small to reclaim them they just blew out with the wind.) When we got to the compoiste pile. I noticed that the large parts of trees that had been blown over during earlier storm’s last year. They had started to burn them up. I had wished that I had a mill. I would of loved to get them on my hands and reclaim them. I thought is was a big lose..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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trimmer

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#10 posted 1516 days ago

One thing for sure, it’s not if a hurricane comes in that direction, it’s a matter of when it hits.
Any oil on the surface will be on land. But no one knows!!!!! Thats the scary part. I live on the west coast of Florida, it’s called the Nature Coast!!!! The water is not deep here, the storm surge would be around 10’ to 20’High. Meaning the oil would be about a mile from us.

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#11 posted 1516 days ago

Unfortunately, it may soon be the desert coast :-((((((((((((((

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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