Looks green down there in the gulf, right?
Hard to believe a red tide has been brewing for months.
|Red tide is hard to see|
Lee County Gulf Coast
I started up near Tampa, but for the longest time we didn’t get even a whiff of it to the south on Collier Country’s beaches, Naples Beach being the one I most frequently visit, even though the reports said that it was lingering offshore.
Then a powerful cold front swept in from the Northwest.
I couldn’t see the red tide from the beach either.
But its aerosol was in the air. I could feel it as a tickle in the back of my throat that made me sporadically cough.
|This sign helps alert visitors of the invisible threat.|
By historical standards this event has been quite mild
A week later, on the same beach, I couldn’t detect a trace.
Winds were out of the south.