By Mobile Bay, rigs like these become a regular part of the landscape. Crossing Bon Secours Bay by ferry I counted two dozen on the gulf, seven in the bay.
At right about the same point, this, too, becomes a regular part of the landscape: tarballs that, when their thinly congealed membrane breaks, ooze.
Michael Nardone lives in the Northwest Territories.
He transcribes for PennSound and Jacket.