Since we arrived mid afternoon to our condo on our first day at the beach, we decided to spend those few afternoon hours by the pool instead of on the beach. It was the second day that we were ready to lay out in our blue rental chairs. Emily got up early and walked down to the beach to choose our chairs. The rental guy told her that the media's coverage of the oil spill had nearly ruined his rental business. We were about to find out how true that was. The first photo was taken from the balcony. You can see the discoloration.
The next three photos are of what is being called "oil mousse." It was clearly visible from the balcony of our condo, but I wanted a close up view as soon as we hit the beach.