Sunday was a cloudy and windy day but it did not keep us from some beach time. I rather like a cloudy day at the beach because I do not have to worry too much about my porcelain( Ultra White) skin!!
There were two flags flying on the beach. One was red. That means you should stay our of the water because of rough surf and riptides. Everyone was obeying as there were several drownings in the Gulf this summer. The second flag was a purple flag warning everyone that jelly fish are in the water right now. We also saw a lot of gelatinous blobs on the beach so we googled Gelatinous Blobs on Gulf Beach to find out they are Salps. They might look like a jelly fish but they are not even in the same group biologically. These little creatures eat algae....and there is a good bit of that in the water right now as well.
Marvin and I were glad to just sit in our beach chairs under our umbrella. We read and watched the huge waves. We did see a sail boat...
They were advertising something but the waves were so big we could not read the writing on the body of the sailboat.
We did enjoy the mermaid.
We sure do enjoy our days at Gulf Shores.