Comfort Castle Location: Rockport, Texas
Adventure Location: MISP, Texas
While crossing the ferry to Port Aransas the Travel Team had to wait on a sea going barge. It looks like a small ship from the front but it is not.
A tow boat is fitted into the v shaped rear of the sea barge and the two cabled all together for the duration of the voyage. In this next picture you can see the propulsion and steering vessel tucked into the back of the barge.
At one point in my life, the project was designing docking and loading facilities for these barges. Those were fun projects.
The beach was the planned location for the hunt and the target was washed up seeds. Mustang Island State Park was the closest beach worth stopping at. The search started immediately after parking in the mostly flooded parking lot for day use folks. A decision was made in the parking lot to head out to the south beach for the hunt. The weather was less than the best as you can see from this picture taken of me by a guard post and the self timer of the camera.
Hey Sis the Christmas present works really well.
As the beach entrance road opening was approached a lot of noise was heard above the roar of the surf. It was the huge group of scouts having fun.
HMMMMM maybe another direction is wise. The likely have trampled or picked up any seed pods that have washed up in that direction. A left turn was made and the path was set towards the Fish Pass jetties.
During the first pass along the beach the search was along the water line of the very low tide. There are plenty of beautiful shells for the shell collectors in the park. You never know what you will find either. A boat canopy was lying in the sand with wavelets washing over it.
It would be a good bet that some boat owner is not happy about this leaving the boat. They are not cheap items to replace.
The pass along the beach did not provide me anything of “take home” interest. A lot of things are neat to stop and examine closely. If only Tamia’s advice had been remembered and a magnifying glass taken along it would have been even more interesting.
On the pass back to the Truck a route farther up above the wash line was taken. There is different stuff up in this line. Lighter things make it farther up onto the beach. Sure enough after a mile or so there it was. A bean seed was sighted. This one is different in some ways from my other one found last year. For one thing it is about 1/5 as large. This one is a little larger than a quarter. It is very fortunate that it was even spotted amongst the sea grasses residue.
That is a size 10 EEEE shoe in the picture. The path back to the Truck yielded more interesting items but only the seed pod came on back to the Castle. It doesn’t take much to satisfy the need for trying to have tooooo fun. TheOFM.