Nov 20, 2007

The Urban Wilderness, Post-Oil Spill

One of my very favorite places in the world, Point Isabel, which I affectionately call The Urban Wilderness, was affected by the recent oil spill heard around the world — the Cosco Busan Oil Spill.  It may have happened miles away two weeks ago, but this area is still very much affected.

What appears to be a make-shift barricade to keep the oil out, but there was too much oil

I’ve never seen a snail this jet black before

A heron among the others

I fell in love with this tiny little crab shell

I sacrificed my cute shoes to explore The Urban Wilderness and take photos

My favorite tire and mi casa

Apparently, a couple hundred thousand gallons of oil from the tanker was spilled into the ocean.  Clean up is going to take a very long time.

To see the Urban Wilderness in better times, see my post on the Rainbow Color Edition of the Urban Wilderness from several months ago.



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  • ewwwww…that oil spill is horrible.

    that heron totally is like “wow, i got all these egrets around me…they’re so gonna be my bitches cause i’m hella bigger than them”

  • are these pictures from albany beach?

    • Nope, Point Isabel. Where’s the Albany Beach anyways? I’ve been meaning to go check out that waterfront.

    • it’s not much of a beach, but if you keep going down buchanan you can get to the bulb.

      • Oooooh, I can’t believe I’ve never gone before, but then again, all the other times I’ve asked people where the beach is, I get some complicated, abstract answer, so thanks for being straight-forward! Though all the directions and information I’ve ever heard about the Albany Beach starts off with some sort of “it’s not really much of a beach…” :P

        • it’s not as straightforward as i’m making it sound, but i haven’t been in over a year so i kind of forget exactly how to get there. we should go together sometime and have an adventure.

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