The overcast day, cold temperatures and miserable wet wind really put a DAMPer on the days activities. This morning worked out well to get the regular oil change and lube for the truck done. The truck even got a new air filter in preparation for a trip into dusty Big Bend NP.
Then grocery shopping at the same Wal-Mart finished easily and the truck was back at Comfort Castle before noon. The main part of the afternoon was spent researching where to go when we leave this campground (Resort?????).
Finally in the mid afternoon my brain turned on and said to go to the educational attraction near the jetties. Good idea. Something to do outside. Into the thermal underwear and sweaters and coat and away we went.
It turns out this is a loop with stations to educate the visitor on coastal wet lands. It also turned out to be so such a miserable cold wet wind outside that pictures were taken in a hurry. At one station there was some incredibly nice folks from Iowa with a super friendly Bichon pup for me to pet. We talked some and maybe my information will help them have a better time in the area. A warmer day would have been fantastic.
After parking in the lot near the laboratory, you can walk up the stairs and have this view over to the exhibits.
As you wander down the hill to the exhibits, this is the overall view you can enjoy.
Since my shivering from the miserable cold wet wind got in the way of reading and viewing, tonight is mostly a parade of some of the signs along the way. Click to enlarge them and you should be able to read them.
Now we are at the small outdoor auditorium with the innovative shade screen for the seating area. Heat lamps would have collected a crowd today.
Onward to the next signs in the miserable cold wet wind.
This picture above is about the between the dunes mini eco systems. These mini eco systems are scattered all along the Texas coast. The little pockets of “fresh” water is what keeps the critters alive and nourished in the salt marsh. At this spot the dune was partially blocking the miserable cold wet wind so an extra three seconds were spent here.
These next three signs were in the wide open for the cold wet wind to slice the life out of you.
By now it was time to get back into the warmth of the truck. There were more places to see about in future trips. Many more opportunities for neat photos, but not in this miserable cold wet wind. Plan on seeing more about this place in the future.
Did it get mentioned that today had a miserable cold wet wind? But even that was not enough to stop me from trying to have tooooo much fun. TheOFM