Hi Everyone!! Katie is home sick today so I took John Wesley down to the beach to make the video. It stormed most of the morning so we weren’t able to get out there until just a few minutes ago. Besides the water being a little rougher than normal due to the storms, everything looks great!! People were swimming, fishing, lounging around on the beach, and splashing around in the water. The rain cooled it off and there is a nice breeze…we are so thankful for that!! 6/22/10 Oil Leak Update
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
I am still not a 100% in the voice department, so Karen and the University of Alabama Summertide Theatre group did our update today! The Summertide performers stay with us each summer and put on daily shows each evening at 8 pm. These musicals are wonderful and we are so honored to host these talented young men and women. If you have a chance while you are here catch this years show, “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”! I laughed until my face hurt, it was such a wonderful show…
From what I understand because of the north winds we had all night causing cooler temperatures today. The beach is basically perfect!!!! The water is a beautiful turquoise, no smell in the air and a breeze from the north! We hope to see you soon. 06/20/10 Ft. Morgan Oil Leak Update, from Sunset Properties with U. of AL Summertide Group
Good afternoon everyone. It is another HOT, beautiful, breeze less day in Ft. Morgan. The beaches are sugary white and the water is still see to the bottom clear. We have no smell beyond salt water and sunscreen at our beach toady. We wanted to thank the Skelton family for allowing us to film as the paddled around in the water. Thanks guys have a great trip!!! We have some great news be sure to check out the video for the update! Hope to see you soon… 06/19/10 Oil Leak Update for The Dunes Community at Ft. Morgan 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
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
Good afternoon everyone! It has been a crazy Monday morning, sorry for the delay in getting the It is another hot day with very little breeze on the beach, but it is beautiful! Everyone I met on the beach or those who have come through the office are having a blast. We still have seen little impact beyond a few tar balls that are immediately cleaned up and we haven’t see those in days.
06/14/10 Ft. Morgan, Dunes Beach, Oil Leak Update from Katie at Sunset Properties
There is no breeze today so I don’t have salty breezes to report, but there are no other smells either. It is just a typical hot day on the beach. Besides people in the water, I saw fish swimming and birds fishing. It is really, really HOT! I burned the bottom of my feet walking on the sugar white sand down to the water and got the bottom of my dress soaked when I decided to get in the water to cool them off. I am dry now and wanted to give you as much as an update as I can. Abby, the puppy just in from swimming at Ft. Morganvideo up.
We had a request for a “real” update. This person was wanting a forecast, I am sorry we are not getting any forecasts so I cannot give one. If I had one Icertainly would! We are living life one day at a time and taking things as they come. So far we have been completely blessed with the little to no impact we have received. I am continuing on with this beautiful beach is the way it will be and if and when it changes I will let you know. I can tell you every forecast we heard in the past when they were actually making them has been wrong for our area. Even NOAA will not give a forecast for the oil impact. I am sorry.
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
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! 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