Good morning everyone. It is turning out to be a beautiful morning the temperature is not as hot but it has been a little overcast. The beach is very quiet this morning Saturday’s are typically a big check out day for us so everyone is heading home. There were a few people on the beach but it was actually really quiet. I saw the oil patrol go bye, and the Coast Guard fly over, heard the waves and smelled the salt air this morning. The water is still very clear, with the exception of a few sticks and some seaweed that has washed in with the big storms.
06/12/10 Dunes Beach at Ft. Morgan, Oil leak update from Sunset Properties
I am sure all of you have seen the reports on the news that Ft. Morgan has oil on its beaches, it is here in places. The worst report i have heard is from Mobile street it is about 13 miles to the east of us. this part of the beach is part of the Bon Secour Wildlife Refuge, I spoke with my good friends yesterday after the oil came a shore, they were out on that beach planting Sea Oats doing beach restoration when the oil was noticed. It is breaking our hearts to see it on the beaches anywhere and at the same moment we feel so very blessed that it is not on ours.
It seems for now everyones prayers and the One who controls the strong currents coming out of Mobile Bay are keeping us oil free. I’ll be back inthe morning. Please call us if you have any questions, or concerns, or if you would like to visit and enjoy the beaches for a special rate! 06/12/10 New friends waving at me from the water this morning!
Good morning everyone! Another beautiful day on the Dunes Beach in Ft. Morgan. The crowds are not huge but the people who are out are enjoying the beach. I have a couple of videos for you one from yesterday afternoon about what people are finding on the beach and one from that morningWhat we found In the water and on the beach 06/09/10, the Anderson Family were kind enough to let me film them enjoying the beach this morning. Ft. Morgan, The Dunes Beach, Oil Leak Update 06/10/10 We see just a little bit of seaweed floating around but mostly I see kids and families in the water and having a great time. We hope to see soon!
Hope you are all having a great day so far. It is again a stunning day in Ft. Morgan! We are seeing no impact from the oil leak today and we are completely thankful and continuing to say our prayers that it stay this beautiful. We do hope those of you have cancelled will consider reinstating your reservations if you are coming in the near future. The beach is more beautiful each day I go out and everyone I speak to on the beach, is having a wonderful time. Thank you for praying with us and hanging in there while we keep an eye on everything. Today I could see people swimming and fishing and playing in the water down the beach as far as I could see. Tomorrow John and Tony are taking out the Kayaks for me, be sure to check in and see what they see. As always please give us a call if you have any questions. 06/09/10 Ft. Morgan, the Dunes Community, Oil leak Update from Sunset Properties
Good morning everybody! So I got down to the beach early today and WOW!!!!! You’re gonna wish you we here… We have had no smell for two days and the beach look more beautiful every time I go out. We are running specials for the summer, if you would like to come down and join us and have fun playing on the beach! We hope to see you soon! Ft. Morgan Oil Leak Update 06/8/10 from Sunset Properties
Wow sorry so late to day guys!!! It is a beautiful HOT day. I will let the video speak for itself, but I did want to add something we didn’t talk about in the video. Ft. Morgan Beach video update 06/07/10 from Sunset Properties I was on the beach for 1/2 an hour and did not smell anything but the salty breeze. I have had NO reports of smells, fumes, whatever you want to call it at all, today. We have had vacationers in and out of the office all day and everyone is having a great time and has a great tan, ( I, being of the pasty white color shade, am very jealous). Keep praying with us, and please if at possible wait and see with us we would love to have you come and visit our beautiful beach.
People still swimming in the water 06/07/10
Good morning everyone! I got an early start this morning dropping of the turtle patrol for their daily drive searching for sea turtle nests. I believe we have three so far, and we are all so excited about those three!!! It has been a few days since I have been on the beach myself, we have been swamped in the office with phone calls form our guests who are concerned about their upcoming vacations. It is all we can do to keep up with the calls, and requests.
I am so glad I stopped and took the time to walk down to the water. It is going to be a hot but beautiful day today and it did my heart good to actually see in person that their was still no oil on the beach instead of relying on the reports of everyone else. The video I took is below. We hope to see you all soon. As always if you have any questions or concerns please give us a call, we are happy to help!!!
update from Katie of Sunset Properties on Ft. Morgan Beach in the Dunes Community
Good Saturday afternoon everyone! It has been raining off and on all day today! It is Sunny between the showers though. I know people have been coming and going from the beach all day and everyone seems to be enjoying themselves.
Karen made a video this morning out on the beach in between showers so you have an idea of conditions here. Sunset Properties Ft. Morgan Oil Leak Update 06/05/10 Our waters are closed until further notice for swimming but you can enjoy the beach, pools, and all of the attractions in Gulf Shores and Ft. Morgan. Keep praying with us friends, so far our impact is very little and is cleaned up very quickly. It is amazing really!!! According to the head of the clean up crew we are having an extremely minimal impact in comparison to those to the east of us. Thank you fo keeping up with us and we hope to see you soon!
Good evening everyone. It was a really hot beautiful day at the beach. People have been swimming playing and having a great time all day. Our beaches are still beautiful and everyone is still enjoying them.
As of 5 Pm today the Health Department has issued a health advisory about swimming in the water. The water is closed currently for swimmers as of now. But, it is important to understand that our beaches are still OPEN. People are laying out in the sun, strolling the beach looking for sea shells, building sand sculptures, and playing volleyball, etc. Check out some of the sand sculptures we found!
Our hope is that our beaches will remain as beautiful as ever and our friends can continue to come down and enjoy the beaches they have made so many memories on along with the new visitors. The beaches are still OPEN. If you decide to come down and give us a try and your vacation experience is affected by the oil, we will refund any unused part of your stay and not charge a cancellation fee. The guests that are here now are actually extending their reservations because we have such a beautiful area. And, we are making new reservations for people who actually want to come see what all the fuss is about.
As always if you have any questions or concerns please send us an email or give us a call a we are happy to help!!! We hope to see you soon.
Hey everyone. It is almost 7 on Thursday, June 3rd. I just got back from the beach in the dunes Community on Ft. Morgan. this Beach is about 2 miles from the end of the island by sand and a mile on the street. I got a report that we had tar balls on the beach. I wanted you to see what these are. However when i got down there, I couldn’t find any. The reports I got said they were from the size of a dime to the size of a Hershey Bar. I did take a couple of videos of lots of people on the beach and in the water, and of the army of workers that came to clean up these tar balls. From what we understand the majority of them were on the end of the island. We saw NO OIL!!!!! I will post first thing in the morning, about 7.
Vacationers Having Fun on Ft. Morgan Beaches, No Oil.
Ft. Morgan Beach, No Oil, Workers cleaning tar balls, vacationers in the water
Good afternoon everyone! It has been a stormy day in Ft. Morgan so much so that it has been unsafe for me to be on the beach taking photos today. It seems like it is clearing a bit so I will try to get some photos up from the beach in a bit. For now I wanted to post some fishing pictures from one of our friends who lives out here in Ft. Morgan, Shane. He was determined to go fishing for the start of snapper season. These photos were taken the 1st day of snapper season which I believe was the 1st. Don’t loose heart all of you fishermen and women we are still making some great catches of oil free fish.
Right now off of our cost we have at least 60 vessels skimming the oil that is found. It is still so far out that we can’t see these boats. We are thrilled and impressed with the response of the Coast Guard and our local fishermen that have been put to work in this effort to protect our beaches!
Thanks for checking in with us I will get the answers to your comments asap!!!!
- As of this morning, no oil has reached the beaches of Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, and Ft. Morgan. The extent of that impact is unknown and this is only a forecast. Like the weather forecast, it is subject to change. See the current NOAA map and forecast here and check back frequently for changing conditions.
- No health advisories or closings have been issued for our beaches or the waters off Gulf Shores, Orange Beach or Fort Morgan at this point.
- The City of Gulf Shores has contractors working to lay protective berm across Little Lagoon Pass, preparing in advance of any oil to preserve the waters and habitats of Little Lagoon.
- Perdido Pass is open. At this time, there is no announcement from state officials regarding closing the pass to recreational or commercial boat traffic. Ono Island has closed its canals and harbor. Ono Island is privately owned and the decision was made by their private neighborhood association, not any government agency.
- NOAA has extended the limit of the closed fishing area to the line where federal waters meet Alabama state waters. To view a map of the closed area, go to https://sero.nmfs.noaa.gov/.
- All appropriate protective measures, including oil-absorbing booms, are being placed along beaches, bays, inlets, and sensitive areas in an effort to keep oil from reaching Alabama’s shoreline. National, state and local response teams are deployed at sites along the coast to deal with local effects.
- We will continue to monitor the situation and post information pertinent to our local area here as it become available.
- For detailed information about the entire incident, visit the NOAA (https://response.restoration.noaa.gov/) or Deepwater Horizon (www.deepwaterhorizonresponse.com) response sites.