Rio Grande Gorge, New Mexico

10/11/21

Marsh Viewing Platform

 

Adventure Location: Rockport,Texas

Adventure Date: 10-11-2021

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How about a tour of the birding viewing platform overlooking a big chunk of marsh?

Well Sierra drove right up to it and closed down so we HAD to do a tour.



There is plenty of parking in this area. Probably thirty vehicles or more can fit but the platform will not hold that many folks.



Posted very clearly are rules of use of the viewing platform. They seem to be reasonable rules to the OFM.



The wheel chair accessible ramp leads to a nice viewing platform with seating and room to set up several tripods for photography.



The view toward the marsh area in this picture covers about one third of the nesting area. The rest of the nesting area is to the left of the straight ahead view shown here.

The right hand side view is of Little Bay which is a major recreation area for Rockport.



On a normal weekend there will be plenty of folks out on the water having great fun. The viewing area is inside the Rockport Beach park. The park does have several comfort stations inside it. We have found this viewing platform a great place during the week to sit and sketch ideas for paintings.



Speaking of paintings, here is one done near the first of the year. We hope you enjoy it. The first sketches for the painting were done while visiting this platform on a sunny cool day in January.



We feel that this area can be a good place for most folks to find a way of trying to have tooooo much fun.




4 comments:

  1. Thank you for the tour. It's nice to imagine myself sitting there and relaxing while enjoying the view.

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  2. That's a nice red cactus bloom!

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