Hundreds of miles from the gushing well there is a happy ending.
Thirty-eight pelicans flew back into the wild along the Texas coast.
For them, the end of an oil covered nightmare that for others is now just beginning.
Along Florida's panhandle, gooey tarballs washed ashore from Destin to Panama City this weekend.
The farthest east the slick has spread so far.
Tourist Melinda Templet said, "I'm just gonna take it in for maybe the last time."
With the oil comes new frustration and anger. Many were shocked this weekend when BP’s CEO showed up to watch his yacht race off England's coast.
Tourist Matt Templet said, "I'm disgusted, like really, he should be working harder."
A company spokesperson said he was spending time with his family and anyone should understand that.
But it seems understanding the company may be getting harder for some.
On Meet The Press, Massachusetts Congressman Ed Markey claimed BP has been publicly underestimating the worst-case scenario if the well were completely compromised.
“I actually have a document that shows that BP actually believes it could go upwards of 100,000 barrels per day. So, again, right from the beginning, BP was either lying or grossly incompetent," said Markey.
Raising more questions over what the company knew and when, while here the biggest question is just when more oil will arrive.