Adventure Location: Rockport, Texas
Estimated Rolling Date: Feb. 12, 2012
ARRRRGHHH There is so many places left to go play that my mind is
disintegrating trying to fit them all in with the least amount of back
tracking. This is especially difficult
with a place that the Teams need to be on the first of August.
It is funny to visit folks that do not travel full time. It is always impossible to get the non-full
time folks to understand that there is not a “next” destination. There is no
planned location at any certain date, except for this year as mentioned above. The Teams just roll out and end up being
somewhere. Many of the folks cannot
handle the real answer of “I don’t have an exact planned destination next”.
Some even get visibly angry with me for “keeping it a secret”. Now I have
learned to just pick some reasonably well known location to say is the next
destination. This winter it is named Big Bend National Park.
Some folks even think that the Teams HAVE to drive straight there in one
long day of travel. “That is a long way
to go in one day”. My response is simply that the Teams will stay in Del Rio
for a night. Of course all my readers
know the real story by now. All this
simply means is that sometime this year the Teams might get sort of towards Big
Bend sometime maybe unless something else happens or a cricket chirps in the
night and changes the Teams route. This is a great lifestyle or maybe even
The Truck and the OFM were about to go crazy staying around the Castle so it
was off to find adventure we went.
Beachcombing became the order of the day in the high wind at the
Gulf. The jetty at Port A was swarming
with folks and waves. On down the
highway we went to the Mustang Island State Park for beach access. It proved again to be a good choice.
Apparently it must be molting season for crabs. Dozens of smaller crab shells were
accumulated on the beach. Two nice
ladies were collecting specimens of the shells for their collections. This next picture shows the size of just
about all of the crab shells found today.
Naturally there was other
stuff from trash to interesting stuff.
It was fun looking at all the myriad of pieces of sand polished wood
Fish Pass has been written into this blog many times. It was a waterway created to enhance water
flow from the back bays to/from the Gulf of Mexico. Apparently it did not last very long. There was a large sand dune between the Fish
Pass jetties at the dune line today. It
was soft and gave me two shoes full of sand to enjoy as the climb was made.
This first picture is from the top of the dune looking seaward through the
jetties. Some nice fish are caught from
those jetties at times.
Now a 180 degree turn back toward the bay gets this picture. The highway bridge seen near the center of
the picture is where Fish Pass used to cross the road to get the water to the
From what has been told to me it did not take long for the passageway to
sand in and make the pass worthless for water transfer. It makes an “interesting” place to walk among
the snakes and coyotes though.
Back in Rockport the Teams stopped at the harbor pier to try our luck with a
fishing lure. No fish were caught but
several nice folks were visited.
Visiting new folks is generally a good way of trying to have tooooo much