Rio Grande Gorge, New Mexico

5/19/22

Beautiful Day

 

Adventure Location: Rockport, Texas

Today's Date: 5-19-2022



It seems like Google has finished the changes they were apparently doing. The OFM got an early start at the exercise walk and chose the Beach Park for the location. We rolled up to the entrance just at the time the construction was making a big paving pour of concrete. We were motioned over to the “out” side and on into the park. The day was turning into a beautiful day and the Teams were enjoying it. After parking Sierra in the shadow of a pavilion building we did a little limbering of the OFM legs before setting off on the walk.

We noticed the area where the Skimmers had been congregated for the last few weeks was empty of birds. Hmm what happened we wondered.



We did a nice speed meander around the loop road at the back of the park and there the skimmers were congregated in a new location.



This is the location that they nested in years past. We are glad that the folks taking care of the birds took the trouble to help the birds to nest by adding the new boundary lines. A few of the skimmers stayed at the old location. But by this afternoon the skimmers were once again all paired up and many of them hunkered next to the dirt like they do just before laying the eggs.

From there we finished the mile and a half and then the weather was so pretty we just had to go meander on the beach some and a few other spots also.



Today there was more than usual sea shell critters on the beach and the OFM spent a lot of time taking reference pictures of them for art. We now have a decent stock of sea shell pictures.



It was fun to be out and about this morning. As it turned out the whole day was gorgeous and wonderful day of meandering and thinking about places for trying to have tooooo much fun.



3 comments:

  1. Looks like it was a beautiful day for getting ideas of shells. Making Shell Pictures will be another great way for having tooooo much fun.
    Be Safe and Enjoy the meandering.

    It's about time.

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  2. Oh my. I always have a dreadful time as I pick up too many shells. At least as an adult I've learned to not get the ones with critters in there. My first trip to the coast at age 12 left my parents rather appalled. Poor dead things and stinky on the drive home. (Inlanders. Knowing nothing.All of us, as it was their first trip too. ) But they are all so beautiful.

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