Sunday, April 19, 2015
Photo of the Week: The Gulf of Mexico
Often when we hear about the Gulf of Mexico, you think of a nice, warm location. The truth is, it can be, but it all depends what part you are in. The Gulf of Mexico can also be a rather depressing place.
This photo was taken about a day from New Orleans. What people don't realize is, when you go down the Mississippi, the last hundred miles is almost non-stop industry. A big chunk of that industry is oil.
Once you exit the Mississippi you see non-stop oil platforms. For hundreds of miles, you see oil platforms. The above photo shows one tiny section of the horizon. You can see a number of oil platforms. If this was a 360 degree photo, you'd see dozens of platforms.
When we hear about oil platforms, we sometimes think that there are a dozen or so. In reality, there are hundreds. If you ever cruise out of New Orleans, you'll see this for yourself.