The floating oil in the Gulf of Mexico is now about seven miles from the beaches of Pensacola, Florida. Officials say it's "inevitable" the oil will hit the Florida panhandle beaches soon. Across the state, unity was the day's theme.

"It's sad to see it go out that way [towards Pensacola], but still it will be better than coming here so we can keep surfing," said Jacksonville Beach surfer Cameron Kirby.

Suck it, Pensacola! We're also glad that earthquake hit Haiti, not Jax Beach!

[Full depressing coverage in the Pensacola paper. Pic via]