Sunday, June 27, 2010

Gulf Shores, Alabama


All of these photos were taken at Gulf Shores on June 16. There were a few people on the beach and some clean up work going on. I thought the beach looked really good considering that I can remember how nice it was before all the condos were built and it became a big tourist area.





45 comments:

Malyss said...

What a fabulous beach!!So white, so big! so beautyful!!A marvel! How lucky you are to be able to enjoy such a place!

Rose said...

What fabulous views those are...isn't it strange how tourists are an asset in one sense but in another they can kind of ruin things.

Tina Leigh said...

Well it is beautiful & I didnt see anything (doesnt mean the oil wasnt there) but yes I will stick to Jekyll Island!

Becky and Gary said...

Love the white sand Dot. I remember visiting the Florida Gulf shores, and the beautiful sand. I fear for all the Gulf coast residents and those who depend on it for their existance.
B.

Deborah Wilson said...

Such a beautiful beach, Dot. I've been there before, it's been many years, but it so beautiful - just as as all of the beaches are in the Gulf.

What is happening with the oil spill is a terrible thing - it makes my heart sink.

It's mind bending that the gov has been throwing up so many roadblocks to cleanup and such.

Greg Evensen over on News With Views.com had this to say about response to the oil spill, etc:

"The government of the United States in this crises, cannot find its a-- with both hands and a Chinese made, Wal-Mart sold, genuine, guaranteed, remote controlled, a---finder."

lol


Sad, but true. I hope what is being done can help to save some marine and wildlife. But I don't think the effort will be very effective until the leak is stopped completely.

Mom and I are headed to St. Pete, Florida next month - I'm afraid of what we will find.

Dick said...

It looks great, the sand is so white.

Andrea said...

We were at Gulf Shores May 22 - May 29 before the oil came in. It was beautiful then. Your pictures look beautiful yet so quiet and abandoned.

Miss you. I sent you a personal email about a month ago but never heard back from you.

Craver Vii said...

It is so spacious and uncrowded. I wonder how heavy the consequences of the oil spill will be. It is difficult for me to imagine that when I'm all the way up here in (near) Chicago.

Vagabonde said...

I do not know the beaches of Gulf Shores but they look beautiful. This spill is such a tragedy for everyone and the animals – I hope they can stop is soon.

Sandra Henderson said...

I'm from La. originally. That state can't catch it's breath. Wish they would have let Jindal handle from the beginning. he was ready and was stopped. things were in place to roll... Also, so much help was offered from other countries who have experience w/dams/dikes,etc. Well, enough on that, we are hopeful the jet stream here will protect our beaches, as it does with us from the hurricanes so far.

Judy said...

My son and his family head there every spring. It's a beautiful place but I've never been.

mrsnesbitt said...

Hi Dot, great to see you again! Lovely pics as ever!
Love Dxx

guild-rez said...

Lovely pictures!!
Great beach and the ocean looks so beautiful and clean. But for how long??
Have a wonderful 4. July celebration!!
- Cheers Gisela.
We forget that the water cycle and the life cycle are one.
- Jacques Cousteau

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi There, Just stopping by to say HELLO. Hope you are doing well...

Your beach pictures are GREAT.... I personally like to go to the beach when it is LESS crowded.. BUT--I hate that the oil spill has happened. Sad!

Happy 4th of July.
Hugs,
Betsy

dangerouswriter said...

Dear Dot, thank you for stopping by my blog and commenting. I really appreciate your kind words and your respect.

I admire your works at "United Bloggers" and I'm glad that I have found your own blog -I didn't know you had one-.

Leni Qinan.

Happyone :-) said...

Beautiful photos. The beach is so white. A great place for a morning walk!!

Levonne said...

Dot,
Those beaches are beautiful. The white sand is gorgeous. What a tragedy the oil spill is. Dot, thanks for coming by my blog the other day. One week post starting to eat more healthily, I've lost 3.5 pounds. That comes from reducing to one dessert a week and one fatty breakfast. I was really overdoing it there. You take care... The Camp Host Housewife and Photographer

kjpweb said...

Hi Dot,

Great pictures (as always).

Hey - we're having the 5th anniversary of Skywatch coming up next week - and of course we want you to celebrate with us!
Drop me a line!
Cheers, Klaus
skywatchmyworld@gmail.com

AVCr8teur said...

Are you back? This beach is beautiful and I hope it stays this way.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Isn't that a pristine beach. Lovely and white.

Pat Tillett said...

Wow!
I want to be sitting on that beach, right now! Beautfil relaxing looking photos...

Nihal said...

Superb! I love the Gulf shores, your stunning photos tell me many more than I feel. I love the color of sand very, very much.

The Write Girl said...

Beautiful sky photos of the beach...I hope the Gulf Coast can recover soon from the disaster. Congratulations on the Sky Watch anniversay. This is a beautiful meme. I never noticed how beautiful the sky was until I visited your site. Cheers!!

Ebie said...

Beautiful beach scenes! Thank you for bringing skywatch to the world!

Gattina said...

That's funny, it looks exactly like the Belgian coast, I almost have the same pictures !

I wanted to thank you for the excellent idea you had with "Skywatch" ! 3 years that's something !

Sara Chapman said...

Hi Dot,

I want to thank you for your great service to the blogsphere and the world in creating Skywatch. So many people have enjoyed the fruits of your idea that you went ahead and put into reality. So many people look at their photos and the world differently because of you. You'll never know how many people's lives you have touched.

Skywatcher Sara Chapman

Dewdrop said...

Beautiful shots, Dot!!!

Happy birthday to your meme! Great idea!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Dot: It is great that the area doesn't look as bad as Louisianan. Very nice photos of the ocean.

Becky and Gary said...

I'll never forget that marvelous white sand when we went to Florida. Brought back some great memories!
B.

Dimple said...

These are lovely shots. I have been following the oil disaster and am always interested in pictures and comments from those who are there. We see and hear nothing here except what makes the national news, which is precious little and often not trustworthy. I am so thankful that they got a cover on it, finally, I hope it holds.
Thanks for visiting.

SandyCarlson said...

Spectacular beaches, Dot. Thanks so much for stopping by. These views are astounding.

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Fabulous photos. Easy to see why so many people want to live there.

(If I find out more about the rubber stamp factory in Greensboro, NC, I'll let you know!)!

Jan

T. Becque said...

Gosh those beaches are beautiful! Nice photos!! You're right, I could do without the condos too. I've really enjoyed your work on The World in Black and White.

ladyfi said...

Wow / look at that fabulous white sand!

Splendid Little Stars said...

I have never been there, but looking at your photos I can see why people love it. so lovely!

EG Wow said...

WOW! The beach is so beautiful. I can see why tourists want to be there.

Snapper II said...

Dot, Great pictures of the gulf beaches. I've never been there, after looking at these pictures I would love to visit.

Skeeter said...

Took my frist Gulf Shores visit last year. It was awesome even though it rained most of our visit. It was spring and chilly too. The beaches were so beautiful with the white sand. I hope the oil spill will not harm too much. We will be visiting Mobile this Dec as we are taking a cruise out of there. Looking forward to a day early so we can enjoy Mobile a bit...

Cindy said...

Hi Dot. Just wanted to say hi and that I love your beach photos. Very beautiful.

Take care,
Cindy

Carletta said...

Pristine white sand - let's hope it stays that way.

dangerouswriter said...

Hi Dot,

I came back to see the wonderful sand beaches of Alabama.
I'm enjoying 3 weeks at the seaside in the Spanish East coast, but the sand is not as white and pure as it is in your pictures...

I hope you're having a nice summer!

Leni.

Jean said...

Just saying howdy and that I Love your blog!

Cindy said...

Dot, here I am! I'm still here.

Petunia said...

Wonderful pictures og a beautiful beach! I really wold love to have a beach like this here in Norway, but we just have stones and rocks..

I would like to ask you a question, but I couldn't find any mailadress here. If you can contact me on:
petunia(a)broadpark.no, please:)

ArneA said...

If the beach can look like this AFTER the oil-spill (and some money used) I do not want to say no to developing oil industry in Lofoten Norway.
Thanks for helping in my decision

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