Perdido Key, Florida

Mike McHugh fell in love with the Perdido Key, Florida, back in 2000 because it reminded him of his native Australia’s beaches and relaxed, informal way of life.

 

“My work, when I travel, is highly stressful and this is just the perfect decompression chamber from the ‘life on the road.’ Nothing like an early morning walk on the beach, swim in the surf and a great sunrise and sunset to relieve the pressure,” McHugh said.

 

McHugh is a photographer and walks the beaches of Perdido almost every morning with his camera in hand. His Flickr account is full of photos from the area.

 

McHugh says he’s “sick about” the oil disaster and its effects on his town. “These are my beaches, my environment,” he said.

 

McHugh said that Perdido is known for its marine life, but when he went on his morning walk on the beach on June 10, he did not see any of the creatures. All he could see were barges laying boom. The same goes for the visitors and tourist who usually come to Perdido during the summer season, and whose visits are a big part of the Perdido economy.

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