There are ADVENTURES and there are adventures. Sometimes there are adventures that are hard pressed to be called even a mini-adventure. Today we have the miniest of mini-adventures.
Here in Rockport, Texas is a “Nature Trail”. Right across the street from the Wal-Mart is the very small parking lot and entry to the “Nature Trail”. The best part of the adventure is the ancient old experienced trees at the parking lot. The stories they could tell would be fascination to enjoy.
At the south end of the parking lot is the trail sign. It tells of the efforts of the local group to put together this nature area. It is certain that they are doing what they can with whatever limited funds they can scrounge up.
From where you read the sign is the obvious entrance to the trail.
When you pass through the arch of cane, this is the beautiful scene that awaits you.
About then is when you realize that this not the entrance to the trail, only an observation deck to see the brush growing. However all it not lost because when you turn around to go back you will be rewarded with the unusual sight of a grape vine growing through the cane thicket.
When you are back out of the cane, the signs marking the “trail” pass through the lawn area telling you of things not visible. Eventually it leads out to the highway and across a small drainage. When you follow the signs along they parallel a street that follows the drainage out to the salt water about .75 miles away. The truck was used to follow the signs out to the outflow point.
While crossing back across the drainage, A chance look down into the drainage from the highway bridge gave me a view of a submerged turtle messing around down there. AH HA now we have real excitement.
Between a feeling poorly morning and afternoon and the high winds still blowing, not a lot was accomplished in trying to have tooooo much fun. TheOFM.