There was definitely a tractor presence from Fort Pickens to Casino Beach, and we even had some garbage trucks pass us full of bags of tar.
On first glance, the beach looked as clean as ever. The water even looked clean. I was shocked, especially after hearing the horror stories from friends.
But after a second look, digging just a couple of inches showed a disgusting layer of oiled sand beneath the surface. Were cleaners sifting through sand to clean these oiled layers? No. They looked on guard and ready to clean should any significant-sized tar balls wash ashore, but apparently tar balls smaller than a quarter and the layers and layers of oiled sand beneath the surface are not worthy of cleaning.
It was really disappointing. Here are some pictures that I took during my visit: