Adventure Location: Fulton, Texas
The OFM Teams just HAD to check out more of the area to see what had happened during our sojourn for the last two months. The town of Rockport is still growing and getting more populated. The Rockport Beach is still very nice. We headed out to the north end of the peninsula to see how the new causeway is coming along. This takes us through Fulton.
The causeway has had a new roadway change so the Photography Team could not stop along the shoulder to get a new picture. We did pull into the free boat ramp parking area and wander around some. This next shot was taken from the entrance to the Copano Bay Fishing Pier. The existing causeway is partially blocking our view. The work barge and new columns are visible under the old causeway. This is a several year project.
Then we meandered over to the boat ramp to check out the fish cleaning. Two nice fellows were filleting speckled trout they had harvested from the bay. The trout were not large but were still in the legal slot size. The fillets looked good.
This next picture is taken from near the fish cleaning table back toward the main land area. The boat on the right had just launched and the boat on the left was coming in. The waters in the background are one of the good yakking areas for speckled trout catching.
From there the Teams made a loop back along the shore line to the airport park that we like to visit. As usual it was a nice quiet place. These folks even found their own deserted island to enjoy. This is another good yak launch site.
It was getting late and TheOFM needed to get busy getting the yak and Truck ready for use. The Truck had about eighty three cubic yards of New Mexico gravel road red dust in the back. It cleaned out well. The gear from the back of the Truck was laid out on the picnic table for wash down. After it dried well, the gear was put into the cab of the Truck.
Next the Yak was removed from under the Castle. Getting it slid into the back of the Truck turned out to be very easy. Tying it in was also an easy task. Of course there had to be a trouble to pop up. The red flag that was to be used on the end of the Yak was missing in action. It had been on the floor of the Truck for several months but was not there or anywhere in the Truck. Oh Ratzzzz.
After several minutes of frazzled desperate looking for the flag, the OFM gave up and went into the Castle to get a drink of water. As he bent over to put a piece of paper in the trash can, there the flag was lying behind the trash can on the floor. His guess was that he put the flag on the couch and during the travels it slid off the couch and behind the trash can.
Finally the flag was installed on the Yak. Now the gear is ready to be given a maiden voyage.
With a little luck the OFM Yakking Team will be back in action sometime tomorrow. That could make it a really fine day of trying to have tooooo much fun. TheOFM.