Adventure Location: Rockport,Texas
Adventure Date: 1-20-2022
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First is the family report from Grandkidland Alabama late last night. Gavin is doing well, in fact well enough to practice his gymnastics at home but he is a bit short of stamina right now.
My D-I-L, Melissa,, the greatest DIL anybody could wish for, is doing fine. Piper, grand daughter, is doing ok so far. Melissa's mother was a career RN and has been researching this Covid stuff and found out that O+ blood type gets the virus way less often than other types. Of course Dad is not O+ just like the OFM is not. So naturally he has the symptoms of covid last night and was planning to head out to get tested today. So the saga is still ongoing.
Yesterday there was a huge pile of smoke crossing the highway that did not look like a normal pasture fire for this time of the year.
We did not yet get a chance to try to track it down yet but it should be easy to find.
The tides are running way low in the bay. Here is a picture at the rock fishing pier by the harbor beach area. The water at normal is right up to the grass at the bottom of the picture. It gets like this every winter when the north winds blow hard toward the Gulf Of Mexico and the water goes for a long ride.
We noticed yesterday that the harbor breakwater at the entrance to the harbor had slumped a good bet more recently. This end of the breakwater had been badly cracked since we first came here to stay in December of 2007. Our guess is the rebar that was holding it in place finally corroded until it gave way. Now the end of the breakwater is pulling away from the main section. Who knows how long it will survive?
It is still stable enough that folks fish from it daily. Usually that is a decent spot for a big ugly to grab a hook and go home with you for supper.
That's it for tonight. All we have to do is make it through the lite ice predicted for in the morning without falling from walking on it (if it really happens). We will be careful tomorrow while we are out trying to have tooooo much fun.