Adventure Location: Mustang Island Beach, Texas
Rolling Date: 3-5-2013
How about some Mustang Island beach pictures? Now that the Truck is mobile again the roaming has commenced. We rolled into the State Park at Mustang Island after lunch today. There were very few folks out and about everywhere we went. It was great. During the wandering the OFM managed to strain his right ankle again. He certainly is a clumsy fool.
The first sight of delight was just after we left the parking lot. The low sand dunes were covered with some type of red plant. It looked like red snow on the antique white sand. Actually it was very pretty and way brighter than the following picture shows it.
When we got closer it was easy to see that the red is from the stems of the plants. Maybe this is a variety of ice plant. They have to be very tough to survive in this hostile environment.
From these red plants we meandered out to the water line of the beach. The wind has the water blown way out from the normal water line. Our goal was to see what there was to see and report it.
During the three mile walk there were a lot of leaves laid out flat and looked like they had been glued down to the sand. We even found this moth laid out like it was glued down.
Since the wind was keeping the waves down there was not a lot of great beachcombing material on the beach, but we found some anyway. For instance this seed pod.
The OFM has seen them before near inland ponds. Some get a lot larger. This one was about an inch and a half across. You can cut them at the right time and let them dry. When they are dried correctly, you can use them as a rattle or paint them for decorations.
On one small hummock were some very small plants with beautiful pink stems supporting the green leaves. These plants are about one inch tall at this time.
This next shell was quite a bit different than all the others we feasted our eyes on today.
The colorful spiral is really neat. If it had not been broken it might have come home with us. An RVer has to be careful about bringing home every little thing that is cute. It accumulates rather quickly.
Since we had given away all the sea hearts found in the past, this one that was begging to be taken home came back to the Castle with us. It will be a nice project to polish it up and make it shine for folks to admire.
Yep beachcombing is another good way of trying to have tooooo much fun. TheOFM.