Wednesday, May 5, 2010

No Oil Impact in Gulf Shores & Orange Beach
May 5, 2010

Like everyone in our area we are closely monitoring the oil spill off the coast of Louisiana via official sources locally and at the incident site. To date, our beaches have not been impacted by the spill. They are as gorgeous and sparkling white as ever. We wish we could answer all your questions and predict what will happen in the coming weeks, but all we can do is continue to update you on the facts as they stand today:

Currently no oil has reached the beaches of Gulf Shores & Orange Beach and, according to NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmopsheric Adminstration) forecasts, no shoreline impact is expected for at least 72 hours. Forecasts beyond 72 hours are not possible.

Although NOAA has closed commercial and recreational fishing in a limited area between the mouth of the Mississippi River and Florida's Pensacola Bay, there is large area of the gulf still open. Charter boats are leaving Orange Beach, Gulf Shores & Fort Morgan every day to fish areas up to 20 miles out and in our very plentiful inshore waters.

Under directive of Governor Bob Riley protective measures, including oil-absorbing booms, continue to be placed along Alabama's beaches, bays and inlets in an effort to prevent oil from reaching our shores. Officials are optimistic that any direct impact to beaches can potentially be cleaned effectively and fairly quickly.

If you have questions about upcoming reservations, please contact your rental management company or hotel/motel directly.

We appreciate the tremendous outpouring of support we have received from across the country, but volunteers are asked not to self-deploy at this time. If you have an interest in volunteering should the need arise, please contact the Alabama state volunteer bank by dialing 2-1-1 or 888-421-1266.

Official information pertinent to our local area is being updated and posted daily at This is the most recent confirmed information provided by the unified response team (Coast Guard, Homeland Security, NOAA, Department of the Interior, BP and Transocean) and local emergency management officials.

For detailed information about the entire incident visit the Deepwater Horizon reponse website or NOAA site.

Saturday, May 1, 2010


Sunday, July 13, 2008

Osprey sightings are common in Gulf Shores

This Osprey was spotted on the Gulf State Park road (a favorite shortcut to Walmart).
Yes, that's Seawind in the background.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Dive in!

The water's fine in Gulf Shores Alabama! The Gulf water is warming up nicely and the pools at our Gulf Shores AL rental condo are perfect. Check out our condo website at
It's for rent year 'round.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Summer is just around the corner

This fellow was showing off his very effective sunscreen.

Be sure to protect yourself from those wrinkle & cancer causing rays when you visit our Gulf Shores condo in Alabama.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Greetings from Orlando!

...about 500 miles from Gulf Shores, AL.

Thursday, April 24, 2008


The "traffic" in Atlanta was terrible on our last trip.

While Gulf Shores doesn't have commercial airline service, it's easy to fly in to Pensacola, rent a car & enjoy the Gulf of Mexico beach right outside our rental condo.
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Click & Drag to Interact

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Blue Angels practice

The Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, a.k.a the Blue Angels, practice weekly during their season at their home base in Pensacola. schedule

Visit the museum, too!

An easy drive over from the condo in Gulf Shores. map
May you'll even catch a glimpse from the balcony as they scream down the beach.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

British Car Show in Pensacola

It was a perfect day for the Pensacola British Car Show.
Just a short drive over from Gulf Shores.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Wish we were here

Springtime in Gulf Shores is so relaxing. Warm weather on the Gulf is a year 'round possibility; but the April days are often that perfect mix of breeze, low humidity and 75-80 degree temps. Our Gulf Shores rental condo reservations are filling quickly...

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Bellingrath Gardens

Bellingrath Gardens is a day trip from Gulf Shores Alabama. We enjoyed the beautiful Azeleas.
The roses are wonderful in the summer. Maybe a trip over from the condo?

Saturday, April 12, 2008

“International Waters”

We've had guests from all over the world visit our blog.
Did you hear about the Air Force Drone on the beach near Ft. Morgan?

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A sunrise walk

A sunrise walk along the beach in Gulf Shores is a great way to start the day during a vacation at our Gulf Shores condo.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Sunrise in Gulf Shores

Sunsets are a treat; but there's something magical about awaiting the sun's first peek over the horizon. This shot was taken from the balcony of our condo in 2007.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

His delight

We occasionally see dolphins from the condo balcony. I was fortunate to get this photo of three surfacing together.
They must be one of God's delights...along with sunsets & the full moon reflecting on the beautiful water of the Alabama Gulf Coast.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Your caption here...

I was this age when I first experienced the beach at Gulf Shores. We camped at the Alabama Gulf State Park and had a wonderful week. Just wish I had photos...

Now we own a rental condo just down the beach from the new State Fishing Pier construction. (video link)

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Fishing tournament underway

The 2008 Orange Beach Saltwater Series World Championship is well underway.
Continuing through May 26th, the very popular event for offshore & inshore anglers brings hundreds of guests to Orange Beach & Gulf Shores Alabama.

We still have a fews week & weekend rental vacancies available at our Gulf Shores condo.

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Sunday, April 6, 2008

The sun will be out tomorrow...

Remember your favorite day at the beach?

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Kite Surfers at the Gulf Shores Condo

These guys were really moving. I was able to click off a few shots from our condo balcony before they scooted down the beach. A beachfront (or is it beach front ?) condo with a balcony opens up so many views. One of our recent rental guests said, "By the way, your kitchen is perfectly supplied with all the necessities for enjoying a meal on the patio (balcony). Which brings me to the fact that we loved being on the patio (balcony) just as much as we loved the beach."

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Winter at the Gulf Shores Condo

This Winter
in Gulf Shores was a mix of warm, cool, windy and a few cold days. As Spring Break rolled in, the weather was a little spotty at times; but that's Gulf Shores Alabama between seasons. I took these shots from the 10th floor balcony of our Gulf Shores condo.

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