Teams Location: Rockport, Texas
The wind has not let up yet. Hopefully tomorrow we will get some respite. The wind is pushing the bay waters very high and flooding some of the low lying areas. In fact over on highway 361 where the Truck normally parks were small waves frothy on top from the wind.Meanwhile the first chore for the day was to finish the bed modification. It was a nuisance to do but the whole top section had to be unscrewed from the lower part. Then the small remaining board was taken outside and made smaller. The board was returned to the proper location and everything screwed down as it was required for over the road travel. Finally the mattresses and bedding was put back in good order. Of course there was a short tryout to make certain the final product worked correctly.
My early activity was a little much for less than 24 hours after the migraine attack yesterday so much of the late morning and early afternoon was spent in recuperation mode. But at least there was a wonderful bed to have horizontal time upon.Late afternoon brought out the move around urge hiding in my body. The wind was rocking the Castle enough that stirring your coffee was not necessary. A ride around to check out the wind miseries was made.
Down at the harbor jetty/pier the waves were way too active for me to be out on the pier. However the new camera got a chance to show off its ability to catch waves in action. It performed very well. This picture is from the bay side showing the waves breaking up the rocks to douse any folks foolish enough to get out there. It is not really dangerous but you will get wet.
A friend of mine was there walking his dog. He told me that early this morning the waves were running a good bit higher. This is high enough for me.A walk out to the backside of the pier was taken. There is a large area of vegetation and sand out there. Several shots were taken to attempt to get some good action shots. Packery Channel jetties and Aransas Pass Jetties were probably a lot more exciting today. Here was one of many that were shot. This gives you the idea very well.
Near where the pier joins the bulkhead and parking lot is a small shell beach where you can launch a yak or walk out into the water. At least on most days there is a beach there. Today the wave action was a little too brisk for my liking. Can you imagine the fun of swimming, wading or paddling a yak through all this exciting water action? This picture was taken between the top and mid rail of the handrail on the pier.
No thanks. The OFM will stay on the pier for his effort at trying to have tooooo much fun. TheOFM.