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Picture perfect Labor Day for Alabama beach-goers

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Labor Day weekend 2017 was a big one for Alabama beaches.  Tourists crowded the beaches and were treated to great weather to close out the summer.  Those who stayed for Labor Day and locals who hit the beach Monday, September 04, 2017 were greeted by a near perfect beach day.  Others in Orange Beach found other ways to enjoy a day at the gulf by doing a little fishing.

 It was a calm, yellow flag day at Cotton Bayou Public Beach in Orange Beach.  Gentle waves rolled in, offering an opportunity for some of the youngest visitors to catch a ride.  While it was busy, it was by no means overcrowded, providing for a good mixture of tourists and locals.  Kassidy Kagy and her family came down from Illinois where the weather’s already turning cool.  So, what does she like about Orange Beach?

“Well, the sand is white.  It’s pretty and the weather’s beautiful,” Kagy said.

Tanner Boulton was happy to make a day trip over from New Orleans with a big group of friends.  

“Beautiful beaches and came with friends so just having a good day.  It started to rain on the way over so it’s beautiful now.” Boulton said.

A short distance away, Boggy Point Boat Launch was a busy place as well.  Labor Day was the last day of federal, recreational red snapper season and Clark Gerken from Daphne took advantage of calm seas to get out and catch a limit.

“It was real calm today, seas one foot or less.  We were able to get out there pretty far in the smaller boat and the fishing was phenomenal,” Gerken said.  “We were able to catch bait quick this morning and went out there and limited out on some snapper.”

Gerken and his friend were back to the dock by noon with most of the holiday still in front of them.  

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