Comfort Castle Location: Rockport, Texas
Adventure Location: Padre Island National Seashore, Texas
No ice on the Truck this morning, but the itch to roll some tires was too strong to resist. Maybe the new header picture will give you an idea for going out to play also. It was a lot nicer on the beach than the header shows.
The arrival at PINS visitor center matched lunch time perfectly. Please enjoy my dining room view.
With a temperature of 69 and really bright sunshine, my picnic lunch was enjoyed with leisure and lazy being a large part of the meal. Can you blame me?
A long walk was planned for the beach and my shoes were ready to go. But first watch out for all the new thorns on the prickly pear cactus along side the trail to the beach. They will jump out and hurt you.
Those little fuzzy looking thorns would take hours to get them all out of you. And when you think you are finished, GENTLY rub a cotton ball over the area to find the thorns you missed the first ten times you were finished plucking thorns.
It always amazes me at the way the white tail deer seem to like to frolic on the beach. Today there were tracks all over the place. From up in the brush, over the dunes and down into the surf was lines of deer tracks. Many times a canine foot print would also be close by. It is not know if it was coyotes or later in the day leashed dogs sniffing along.
Here is the deer track on the left and the canine print on the right. My tracking ability does not include time and date stamping of tracks capability. Make your own guess and we will call it correct.
A couple of Canadian fellow bloggers, http://roadtrip-06.blogspot.com/ and http://wanderingwillystravels.blogspot.com/ , are camped down on the free camping beach. Check out their blogs.
No activity was seen at their rigs when the Truck took me past them. The beach was in pretty good shape for driving today so the Team made it onto and off the beach with no trouble. The available beach in the above picture goes on for many miles. There are no facilities on this beach. Only two things are provided. The first is a great opportunity to get buried to the axles of your RV and vehicles. The second is a chance to wake up in the night hearing the salt water waves splashing against your rig because a very high tide came in. The dump station and drinking water is back over north of the visitor station about four miles away from the beach entrance to this area.
Getting the Castle flooded in the surf is too exciting for my idea of trying to have tooooo much fun. TheOFM.