Adventure Location: Port Aransas, Texas
There is always something interesting coming through the ship channel jetties at Port Aransas. During the Teams trip to get familiar with the area again we saw several new buildings in progress and some interesting sights.
The day, weather and the water were beautiful. The surf was very laid back. The beach goers were also laid back enjoying the sun moderate temperatures and gentle breeze. It was a real “Chamber of Commerce” kind of day.
We wandered around checking out things for several minutes and happened to be near the jetty area when the Texas Department of Safety came running in the channel with one of their high profile boats the news has been talking about for a few months. They are nice boats. Click to enlarge to read the name on the boat.
A stop at the Station Street pier to see what is happening turned out to be very interesting. The current was way too strong for fishing. The OFM’s lure had trouble going below the surface. The current had the spoon skimming on the surface like a speed boat. One of the folks on the pier exclaimed “Look at that”. We did and immediately took this picture.
It looked navy but did not have the usual USA markings. One of the pier folks mentioned it had an Arabic sounding name on the stern. By then it was too far away to see for the OFM. The folks and the OFM talked about it some more and then another ship came into view near the end of the jetties.
We waited in anticipation for the next one to get close. The two tugs were having fits controlling the ship with the strong current and moderate breeze causing the ship to vacillate across the water. When they got the ship close enough this picture was taken.
This time we all waited for the ship to get past and checked out its name. It was named Al Bashra and did not have a country showing on the stern or any country flags flying. Nobody had any clue of what was going on. It was an interesting sight for the OFM and the other folks on the pier.
That was the only two ships to come in like that. It did a good job of making it a day of trying to have tooooo much fun. TheOFM.