Comfort Castle Location: Rockport, Texas
Adventure Location: Aransas Pass, Texas
While out roaming around this afternoon, the wind picked up and the clouds for tonight’s thunderstorms arrived. That, of course, does not deter the hard core fishermen. These two folks were on a sand bar exposed by the low tides. As you can see they got there in kayaks. Notice the bushes in the background bent in the strong wind. THESE TWO WERE FLYFISHING IN THAT WIND. How in the world did they keep the line going in the intended direction is way beyond me!
That picture was taken from a short pier at the boat ramp. When my gaze went to the ramp, it was noticed that a couple of yakkers were coming in to load up. Oh boy and away may feet took me to visit them. Both of the fellows were fun to visit. Both considered the wind too much for paddling a yak.
One fellow had rigged a nice way to carry his rods and yak. He lived in San Antonio so the trip to this ramp is about three and a half hours minimum. From the back before the yak is loaded is a nice over all view.
Notice the straps across the bed of the truck. They hold the fishing rods.
Here is a close up of the front strap and how the rods fit into it.
At the rear the strap has loops to hold the rods in tightly. The straps were made up at home and look very well done to me.
The yak is slid in under the rod straps and has its own straps to hold the yak in place. After that the bed cover is unrolled to cover the top side of the equipment.
When the Team returned to the campground, all kinds of excitement was going on. It seems that a third of the park was out or about out of 120 volt electricity. A main underground line had decided to quit working. Now it will have to be replaced. After getting information from the normal repair company, the owner had to let about thirty sites know that they would have to vacate the camping sites for at least two weeks to allow repairs to be done. A back hoe and trenching machine will be needed to do the repair and the crews will need room to do their work. Then the occupants could come back in after the repairs if they choose.
When the Team returned from Aransas Pass, there were all sorts of stories and attitudes being expressed. It is not the owner’s fault that the repair is needed. By the time of this blog writing many of the affected sites were without power so the owner has acted responsibly in my opinion. He is looking at a $50,000 or more repair job. The campers have until next Wednesday to find other accommodations. The Castle accidentally is not involved in the repair section of the campground.
The good news is that there are plenty of campground sites in the area for folks to move to. The bad news is that a few of the sites had folks in them that have settled in like nothing could ever happen that they might need to move again. This is another excellent reason, along with hurricanes, that the Castle and Truck will always be mobile capable. It does not hurt to be full boondocking capable either.
Speaking of boondocking; that is a great way of trying to have tooooo much fun. TheOFM.