Ms. Jenny's Alphabe-Thursday. This week we are studying the letter "S" as in oil SPILL.
Just so happens we were down in Galveston earlier this week and things were pretty quiet along the waterfront. I'm sure you probably heard about the oil SPILL on the news. I hate hearing about oil SPILLS and their impact on fish and wildlife, but I believe things weren't as bad as they could have been along the Galveston coast. However, it brought things to a standstill.
Three cruise ships were unable to leave port for a while. One left earlier on Tuesday and I heard on the news that a second one was able to depart after we left. There wasn't much going on, but the tall ship Elissa was sailing up and down in front of the dock. She was supposed to leave on Tuesday for the first time in two years, but they said an oil sheen in the harbor forced them to postpone their departure until Friday.
Texas Seaport Museum and you can go aboard.
Ocean Star where you can learn about the different types of oil rigs. In fact, the museum is on an old oil rig that's been converted. I went years ago and it was very interesting. I didn't think to take a picture.
Most boats were docked and tours were canceled.
They said today that all marine traffic can now move to and from the Houston/Galveston ports. However, the fishing industry is very concerned about the impact to their industry. They now say the SPILL is drifting toward Matagorda Bay. This time of year there is great concern for the migratory birds.
The weather was beautiful down in Galveston and we ate outside on a deck. It wasn't snowing. (Sorry, I couldn't resist.) I think some of you have had snow again. You'll get your revenge. Soon it will be blistering hot here and we'll be hiding inside with the A/C while you're outside enjoying great temperatures.
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