Friday, June 4, 2010

Vacation Rental By Owner~

As of July 24, 2010 Sea Stars Cottage, the BEACH HOUSE will be managed by yours truly, ME! My VRBO site is up and running and I already have several weeks booked. I am SO jazzed! Click on the link to your left to check it out. We have lots of fun here as you can see.

My "Blonde Madonna"

I have been painting religiously!

Skydiving ~ A New First!                       I DID it! This was an AWESOME experience!!!! My trainer, instructor, photographer and staff were fantastic. Did you know that you can jump right onto the Florabama Beach ? Yes WAY!  Why did I wait 50 years to try this?

Lightning Strike offshore Gulf Coast

This incredible shot was taken by Rob Balmut from his deck at The Carribe early Wednesday morning June 2, 2010. Wow!


Fortunately no one was harmed during this rather common beach activity. West Beach 6:00 A.M. Friday June 4, 2010.

Loggerhead Sea Turtle Turtle Tracks

In this case the Loggerhead sea turtle tracks (the "crawl") measure 39 inches wide. Can you tell which way she came in and went out?

Laguna Key Team, 1st Loggerhead Sea Turtle Nest of the Season!

Jan Taylor found the first nest of the 2010 Season! This was also the first nest to be discovered all along the Alabama Gulf Coast.  Mama Turtle made 2 sets of tracks but the second site, found by Ken Taylor was a "false crawl".  Nest  B-1 can be followed at  This nest was adopted on the spot by the Johnny & Janet Cox and Family. Thank you Cox Family!  

West Beach June 4, 2010

This a photo taken around 6 a.m this very morning. Gorgeous isn't it?
The small brownish bits scattered in the wrack line are tar patties...(my term) something between oil and tar balls.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Catch of the week! Mike Reilly's Black Drums

So HELLO! Michael Reilly of West Beach went a kayakin' one fine day. He saw a sea turtle and caught his supper, 2 huge black drums "which were delicious for weeks". His black drums weighed in at 28 and 24 pounds.

Mike's Easy Recipe

"They were so big! We wanted then cooked thoroughly so being the good southerners we are, we cut the 4 " filets about 1.5 to 2 inches thick.
We shook the pieces in a bag with Zatarains Fish Fry and then fried in our basket fryer."
ummmmummm GOOD!

It's Sea Turtle Season!

Our "kickoff meeting" was GREAT! We had over 180 interested parties attend and it looked like everyone signed up!
May 1st we will begin patrolling Gulf Shores beautiful beaches, what a hardship eh? A stroll on the beach like any other day, except during the season May 1st thru the end of August we are also on the lookout for turtle tracks!

Sunday, March 21, 2010


Sea Stars Cottage is back on the rental program. RENT IT! It's absolutely THE most wonderful, whimsical, relaxing, comfortable BEACH house ever. 251/978-4178

My Lovlies!

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