Estimated Latest Rolling Date: Feb. 12, 2012
For a spectacular shot of a hiker taken by his brother on an adjacent peak check out this link.
http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/hiking-the-mountains/headed-to-the-bend-today!/msg114327/?topicseen#new . Soon the Teams will be rolling toward that location. Enlarge the photo until you can see him on top of the mountain.
The Messing Around Team hit the road not early this morning for unknown parts of the coastal area with fishing on the mind. Our first stop was at Light House Lakes Park. Wandering around on foot was exciting. The tides were nearing normal again which is nice. The overnight extremely heavy fog had made the mud/sand mix nasty to walk in/on. A walk under the highway bridge is always fun and today was another good walk. In this next picture you can see the rod, reel and tackle someone had left sitting around while they did something else. My worry about a heart attack or other bad thing victim led me to check the area more carefully than normal. No bodies were lying around and one set of foot prints went into the water. Hmmmm
As my feet carried me back to the shrimp boat channel and we wound around some tall bushes there appeared out in the water a human who was wade fishing. He was likely the owner of the gear at the bridge.
Back at the Truck it was decision time. The decision was made to head for Packery Channel on Mustang Island. The Packery Park was as nice as usual. The channel was getting a dredging it looks like.
The wind was fairly strong and the incoming current was also moving right on along. Fishing was tried as the Team fished our way all the way onto the jetty. Along the way there were lots of fun folks to visit. By the time the Team had made it onto the jetty the overcast had lifted and the sun started to bake me. Off came the light jacket and it was still warm. At 1900 it was still 71 degrees F.
On the jetty across from the one where the Team was standing was some folks fishing and getting the breaking waves all over them. These are the small waves. The larger ones were breaking almost onto the walking surface. Then the splash would soak the folks on the walking surface. You can even see the droplets on the camera lens from the wave action on our side.
On the way back on the ferry we were treated to seeing a bicyclist cross on the ferry. He loaded last and walked his bike forward. They unloaded him first.
This area might turn out to be a great bike ride. There are several parks and places to safely ride on both sides of the ferry landings. Hmmm; maybe soon SightSeer needs to try that. It might be a great way to try to have tooooo much fun. TheOFM.