Adventure Location: Near Light House Lakes Trail Park, Texas
The plan was to do something else but another thing happened instead. On the way east on 361 toward Port Aransas a sudden urge hit me to check out an old road that goes to some industrial docks. It was a good fortune event.
The Light House Lakes Trail area is known in the kayaking world very well. The normal launch point has been shown in this blog several times, but it did not quite suit my desires. Today the exploration produced a new launch point a bit east of the normal park location and across the bridge and slough. As the Truck gently wandered down the potholed road, my eyes were scanning for a spot to launch across from a marsh drain on the other side of the shrimp boat channel going west to Conn Brown Harbor.
Suddenly it was there waiting for me to examine. The Truck had adequate room to pull off the road and park. My feet carried me all around this small launch spot that can also be used to fish the south side of the channel. The location is shown with this link.
Depending on your computer you may have to zoom out a little. See the curve in the road turning down on your screen. Then down the road a very short ways is a white area through the shrubbery. Almost straight across the channel is the marsh drain of my interest.
As my examination of the area continued, a paddler came from the west on a SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard) and headed into the drain.
It is my hope to soon follow his wake with the Puddle Boat. My fishing rod magically appeared in my hands with an appropriate lure on the line. So the Team stood there fishing for about a half hour. It was near noon now and in spite of the brisk wind, it was HOT. My stomach started getting goofy feeling and my head was not feeling right, so the choice was made to quit and get back into the ac. It turned out to be a good choice.
Back at the Castle, the weather site told of 108 degree heat index down on the water. That is way too much for my head or body. Lunch and staying cool was the chore for the rest of the day. That new to me spot should be an excellent location for trying to have tooooo much fun soon. TheOFM.