Based on recent comments on the oil visitor update blog it is clear that many questions are being asked by those that do not have trustworthy, reliable sources for information. Newspapers, Internet, television, etc are providing mixed information on how or what impact oil is having on the Anna Maria Island beaches.
The oil continues to be more than 250 miles from Anna Maria Island. There is no smell on our Anna Maria Island beaches, no tar balls, just white soft sand. Today, June 6th, 2010 my wife, son of six years of age went to the beach just off White Avenue at the South end of Anna Maria City and North end of Holmes Beach. I asked my wife to video tape the beach so everyone did not have to trust words but could witness for themselves, clean, white, beaches with lots of people enjoying the gorgeous Gulf of Mexico. If you check the weather you will see that the day was a little overcast and you will see that it is a bit cloudy.
So take a look at the video below and if you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask. Sorry, no music and it is a little boring but if you watch the whole video you will see we are video taping probably at least 3 miles of beach on Anna Maria island.