“A picture says a thousand words.” No statement could be truer as this writer found these two particular photos on the Internet this weekend. People from my hometown are traveling to the coast to aid in the cleanup and now I can see why. Our coast was lucky until Hurricane Alex pushed the Gulf waters onto our beaches and into nearby Lake Pontchartrain. I was really hoping that one murky, muddy protector of our coast was its close proximity to the place where the Mississippi River empties into the Gulf; this and a few pristine barrier islands located off the coast of the state. In fact, someone told me today that a family friend who harvests a huge oyster bed he owns will not be able to obtain oysters from there until five years from now.
I was wrong. Now states from Texas to Florida are all affected by the spill in the Gulf’s coastal waters.
Imagine lovely walks here now. I think not,