The following story was found on the internet so it may not be the whole truth. Anyway it caused today’s adventure. Conn Brown Harbor in Aransas Pass was supposedly the harbor to the largest fleet of shrimp boats in the USA at one time. This needed to be seen in detail. It was only a very few miles away. The public boat ramp there is popular with the folks taking power boats out for fishing.
The harbor is a nice size and it is possible that the hundreds of boats may have fit in it at one time. This view is from the upper end of the harbor looking south to the opening out to the bay.
Out near the point of the harbor where it opens into the bay is a nice public boat ramp, piers and a restroom. The parking lot is huge to handle all the boats that launch there. Along the harbor channel is a large pier for fishing. From the evidence on the handrail, it gets lots of use most days. The highway bridge from Aransas Pass to Port Aransas is the one in the background.
On over on the ICW side of the point is a smaller pier for fishing into that channel. This is the same channel that runs in front of the campground where the Castle is resting.
Some winter Texans were cleaning sheepshead fishes they had caught. It looked like they had about a dozen nice ones. These fish are tough and hard to clean. They were trying to use an electric knife, but the knife was having hard time cutting through the sheepshead fish. Of course they had the usual sidewalk supervisors to take care of cleanup.
A work barge was moving south on the ICW and turned into the harbor channel, then turned around and just sat there. What in the world??? A few minutes later a very large set of barges came through the narrow spot under the highway. Then the work barge moved on out on its trip south. The work barge must have been out removing old pilings from the water from the looks of it’s cargo.
Laundry this morning gave me a chance to visit with some nice folks from Illinois. This is their first time down in this area and they seemed to be liking the cold winter weather we are having. They also are working on trying to have tooooo much fun. TheOFM