Lonely Planet Writer

Robert Reid tweets live from US oil spill

oilLonely Planet's US travel editor Robert Reid is in Pensacola, Florida, researching the effects of the devastating oil spill in the US Gulf Coast. He's been taking to Twitter to map what he's seen so far:

'Highlight of day in Pensacola. Meeting cruise capt who started "Sweet Crew Pick-Up Crew" to pick up tar balls as grass roots volunteers.'

'On dolphin sunset cruise in Pensacola Bay. Capt says waiting for oil is more agonizing th having 2 homes ruined by hurricanes'

'Jones Act only allows US-built boats operate in US waters, problem for efforts to "soak up" offshore oil'

Follow Robert as he observes and documents the clean-up operation.