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Can you tell the difference in the color of the water? Destin Beaches has always been my favorites. The water color has always been a pretty green that is is why it is called the Emerald Coast. But this year, it's different. Some part of it is dark brown to black. Although the beach was packed, very few people were swimming. Most of them were just sun bathing or lounging on the chairs and white sand.
The top picture of the mosaic below was taken last year. The bottom one was taken this past weekend.
The Red beach warning flag was up, meaning "High Hazard". The weather was perfect so I assume the high hazard is because of the oil spill. The smell was apparent too. We did not swim. We went to the beach just for me to take the pictures.
Before getting to Destin, we stopped by Pensacola to visit and take John's dad and step mom out to lunch. We passed by the gulf there too and saw the booms in place. Pensacola Beach is closed to the public and John's stepmom said the beach looks terrible with a lot of tar balls.
There you are, if your kids or grandkids ever ask the same question, remember that answer so you will be ready to give it to them.
My daughter Rochelle, who is AJ's mom and stepson drove to join us there.
It's an ideal place for us to meet because it is half way in between where we all live. We all left Sandestin yesterday and they took AJ back with them. Boo hoo hoo! Kinda depressing and quiet here at home now.
We went to Baytowne Wharf , which is right behind the Sandestin Conference Center and of course AJ had to go on the zip line. It went high over the water.
We went back to Baytowne Wharf to watch the Fireworks on Independence Day. Last year, we watched the fireworks from a dinner cruise boat but those were all cancelled this year. So much business is lost because of the oil spill. I hope and pray that they find a solution soon.