Teams Location: Rockport, Texas
Between the winds and the thunder storms it is difficult to run around having safe adventures. A drive out to the Port Aransas jetty was made to check on the seaweed status. As the Truck meandered along the beach on the way to the jetty, it was noticed that some serious beach seaweed clean-up was in progress. Apparently it was part of some kind of sand castle contest was in progress somewhere along the beach. We stayed clear of it.The jetty parking was not crowded so the Trucked parked close to the beach/jetty junction. My sore legs needed some decent workout effort so we headed out onto the jetty for a long walk. The first thing noticed was all the seaweed piled up on the jetty. In fact way up onto the jetty.
That mess is way above the normal high tide level.Then the Jetty Walking Team noticed that the Gulf side of the jetty had some larger than normal waves pounding the jetty. The wind was strong but not that strong. The channel side of the jetty was relatively calm. The partial walkway on the jetty rocks is failing fast. The waves today were making a good attempt to cross over to the channel side without going around the end of the jetty.
In fact we cut our walk short because at several spots from about the midpoint of the jetty seaward the waves were washing across the jetty. Navigation of wave action while on slippery rocks is not part of our plan.On the way back some rock decorations were noticed. They are cute.
When they were close enough for my bad eyes to see them well, they looked like sand balls. Did they have something in them to hold them together??
The trip back to the Castle was uneventful. The Team told the Truck to head over to the new pier and check out the fishing. When we got parked and the OFM got out of the Truck the first thing noticed was the black nasty clouds to the west. Then a fellow that had just arrived told me that we were supposed to get some nasty weather in about an hour. He was right. But before we left there was time to see the nice three fish a fellow had caught.
After the storm was finished, we headed back over to the pier to fish. There were a couple of folks there that had caught four more nice fish. So the OFM Pier Fishing Team went to work. Sure enough an hour and a half later we had no fish as usual. The weather was nice and the breeze gentle so it was a good way of trying to have tooooo much fun. TheOFM.