06/25/10 Ft. Morgan Oil leak update

Good Morning Friends!  It is another really hot day in Ft. Morgan.  Our beach has some dime size tar balls and a little bit of debris this morning.  We have absolutely no smell and we expect the army of clean up crews to come through and get everything cleaned up any moment!  Their are lots of folks enjoying the beach and even a few getting the water this morning.        06/25/10 Ft. Morgan Oil Leak Up date from Sunset Properties

Don’t forget we have Jimmy Buffett tickets available for new rentals!  Give us a call for details.  We hope to see you soon!

06/23/10 Ft. Morgan Oil leak Update from Sunset Properties

Good afternoon everyone!  It is another beautiful beach day.  There is a cool breeze and big waves today.  The water is still beautifully clear, and a few folks are enjoying the water, despite the ban on swimming.  People can’t seem to resist getting in the beautiful water.
06/23/10 Ft. Morgan Oil Leak update from Sunset Properties
We wanted to let you know if you are considering coming down for July 1st we have a very limited number of Jimmy buffet tickets that we can offer with a rental for that long weekend.  Like I said we have a VERY limited number so when they are gone they are gone!  We hope to see y’all soon.

06/21/10 Ft. Morgan oil Leak update, from Tara at Sunset Properties

Good Afternoon Everyone!  It is another beautiful day in Paradise.  Crystal clear water lots of swimmers, you can see the fish swim by.  People are fishing and releasing their surprisingly large catches, and having a blast.  I have seen people snorkeling for shells, splashing in the waves and, playing frisbee, and football in and out of the water.  Everyone I have spoken to is thrilled with how beautiful everything has been and continues to be.  I wish we could send you a paradise to enjoy!  No oil, no tar, no smell, hurry up and join us! 06/21/10 Ft. Morgan Oil Leak Update from the Dunes Community at Ft. Morgan

06/18/10 Ft. Morgan Oil Leak Update from Sunset Properties

Happy Friday everyone!  It is a hot and humid day at the beach and it looks like we may get a little rain a bit later.  The wind has picked up today making everything more pleasent at the water.  We have no smell and the water is still beautifully clear.  Some long time guests Lindsey and Ryan wanted to share some of their vacation experience with us.  They are having a great time and so is everyone else I have run into this week.  We hope to see you soon.   06/18/10 Ft. Morgan Oil Leak Update from Sunset Properties

06/17/10 Ft. Morgan oil Leak update from the Dunes Beach

Good morning everyone! Sorry about yesterday.  I took the day off and the office was really busy and unable to make a video in my place.  I am back to day and things are just as lovely as when I left.  I spent a lot of time on the beach this morning talking to different families and people who are here.  everyone I spoke to is having a great time still the only thing they would change is a little bit of breeze because it is so warm.   
06/17/10 Ft. Morgan oil leak update by Sunset Properties from The Dunes Beach
The water is amazingly clear, I was able to see fish and seashells in the water from the shore.  the water has been so calm people are floating on rafts and getting great tans!  The kids are running through the water scooping up whatever creatures they see and taking a closer look. 

There is a clean up crew on the beach this morning.  They cleaned up some debris that was found with oil on it.  It was mostly seaweed and the larger seaweed plants that typically wash up this time of year.  The beach is beautiful, and there is absolutely no smell today.

We look forward to seeing you very soon!

06/15/10 Oil Leak Update from The Dunes Beach, in Ft. Morgan

Good afternoon everyone. It is a sunny, hot day on The Dunes Beach in Ft. Morgan. There are a few clouds and a bit of a breeze that are keeping things cooled off a little today. I managed to not get wet today but saw lots of people enjoying the water again today. We have noticed some slight odor today and this is only the second time so we are feeling very blessed. The faint gas grill smell comes and goes and it seems to corresponding with when the oil is burned off of the surface of the Gulf. The water is still crystal clear and you can see to the bottom where fish are swimming and you have easy access to beautiful shells. A guest Mrs. Jones sent everyone a message today on the video. We look forward to seeing you soon.06/15/10 Ft. Morgan Oil Leak Update, from Sunset Properties

06/12/10 Ft. Morgan, The Dunes Beach, Oil Leak update

Good Morning Everyone!

It was another early morning dropping off the Turtle Patrol, we have five nests on Ft. Morgan so far, and the season is just ramping up.  I stopped by on my way back into town to grab a quick video.  All is very quiet on the beach this morning.  No wind, which is strange, and just a couple of people the beach and water look clear and no smell still.  It looks like the Gulf shores shrimping fleet is off the coast keeping an eye on our beaches making sure they stay safe and clean for vacationers.  Thanks so much guys for keeping an eye on us!  They didn’t seem to be skimming but just looking out for anything that could be out there.  It is comforting to know they are out there.  It looks like another HOT beautiful day at the beach.  Hope to see ya’ll soon.
06/12/10 The Dunes Beach in Ft. Morgan Oil Leak Update from Sunset Properties

06/11/10 Ft. Morgan Oil Leak Update from the Dunes Beach

Good Morning everyone!  This is a short post today I am off, today but wanted to be sure you got ta video this morning!  It is shaping up to be another beautiful day, and I am sure the guests will be having a great time playing on the beach.  Check out the great video from this morning that includes those pictures of the wedding arbor that I promised.

I had a comment a couple of days ago about these videos being real.  Well whoever you are, they are real!!!! I am blessed to go down and make them each day and hope it is something I can continue to do after this event is over.  The beach is amamzing today again and we hope to see you soon.  If you are thinking of coming down give Becky or Tara a call, I am sure they can find you a great special for this weekend in on of the openings we have open!  Talk to you again tomorrow…        06/11/10 Ft. Morgan Oil Leak Update video Katie From Sunset Properties at the Dunes Beach

Ft. Morgan Oil Leak update 06/03/10

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.