The comic phrase “Here’s a sign for ya!” keeps coming to mind. But on Grand Isle, LA, where the oil spill is leaving its mark everywhere, there is no shortage of signs. On a recent trip there, my first since the oil spill, the frustration was evident, hand-made signs standing as centinels, though human presence was sparse for this time of year.
On an island that should have been bustling with summer vacationers, what we saw were camps and homes plastered with real estate signs hawking at us, “FOR RENT” and “FOR SALE”. And not just a few. There were an abundance of properties available.
Why? Because the beaches are closed. I will be posting more about what we saw there, along with photos. For now, I will let the signs speak for themselves.
All the things they stand to lose because of the oil leak.
Next: A post about the beach cleanup efforts.