When we were in Gulf Shores back in 2011 BP was still cleaning tar balls off the beaches and there was still quite a bit of oil contamination in the Gulf waters. That all seems to be in the past now, the beaches are beautiful and the water is clear. With the number of Pelicans, Herons and Dolphins we saw on this trip I think the cleanup of the ocean must have been a complete success.
A picture of a Pelican diving into the Gulf for a meal.
While we were feeding some Seagulls, this Heron showed up to see what was going on. He wasn’t too interested in the bread we were tossing out.
Speaking of Seagulls, some people enjoy feeding Seagulls while others hate it because they fear getting pooped on.
We visited one of the many souvenir shops in Gulf Shores and I had them make a T-Shirt for me.
Here’s a heads up for anyone planning to visit Gulf Shores or Orange Beach, AL. The new Baldwin Beach Express road is scheduled to open later this summer. This road will connect to the existing Foley Beach Express and will allow drivers to bypass the always crowded Hwy 59.
I guess this post wouldn’t be complete without one more “scenery” shot.