Comfort Castle Location: Rockport, Texas
Adventure Location: Rockport Beach and Harbor, Texas
Most mornings this is a site that is checked to see the weather around the country. This morning the town where my life evolved for over five years in Washington State looked like it was cold.
Upon checking it specifically the morning temperature was 3 degrees while here in Rockport it was 74 degrees. It only got cold down to 14 once while my stay progressed up there. It is nice to not have to endure that sort of cold now.
Coincidentally this morning an email came in that basically asked what it is really like in Rockport. The reader could not believe the warm weather here. Check out this picture of TheOFM out taking pictures for tonight’s blog about 2 pm this afternoon. You cannot see the sweat on my forehead but it was there.
And here is the thermometer in the Truck telling the actual temperature.
Many folks were out enjoying the “winter” weather. This first fellow was doing chip carving while at one of the picnic tables next to the fishing pier at the harbor.
Over at the salt water swimming area of the Beach Park was this lady swimming in the warm salt water.
And back at the beach were several kids and mommas out playing in the light surf.
Of course Nita needs some flowers and here they are. First is the Texas sage blooming as usual.
Next we have the vibrant yellow flowers that constantly make me forget their name. How about YELLOW FLOWERS?
The winds were fairly ferocious today at times. Over at the breakwater the waves were splashing over the wall at times. They were not washing over like has happened at times in the past, but the splashes were sufficient to soak you to the bone and my camera to the memory card. Care was needed.
And finally it was remembered to get a shot of the end of the breakwater from the harbor mooring area as previously promised. A few blog entries ago the end in this next picture is where the Team stood to take the picture of the harbor. Check out the very end. That is also where the jelly fish with the pink circles was photographed.
Tomorrow is the pot luck feast for Thanksgiving. My garlic bread will be prepared at the last minute and kept warm in my ice chest.
To answer the original email question, this is what it really is like in Rockport, Texas. It is a great winter location for trying to have tooooo much fun, IF you like warmer weather most of the winter. TheOFM.