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Oil coming ashore at Gulf Shores, Ala.

GULF SHORES, Ala. (AP) - Small gobs of reddish brown oil washed up in the surf for the first time in Gulf Shores, Ala., on Friday morning.

The Associated Press
A supply vessel passes through an oil sheen Monday near the site of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico near the coast of Louisiana.

GULF SHORES, Ala. (AP) - Small gobs of reddish brown oil washed up in the surf for the first time in Gulf Shores, Ala., on Friday morning.

The goo was isolated to a few areas, but the faint smell of oil hung in the breeze at the public beach.

Jennifer Powell, visiting from Russellville, Ky., with her husband, says she could smell the oil, and the odor was burning her nose.

The Powells say they planned to return to the beach later this summer, but now they're not sure they want to come back.

Jennifer Powell says it won't be possible to get into the water, and she added, ""I don't think I want my kids in that."

Cleanup crews were nowhere to be seen.

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