Adventure Location: Rockport Tx area
Adventure Date: 1-28-2023
The nasty wet drizzle went on all day into tonight. The temperature was cool but not cold so we lucked out on that. But we did manage a tour of the bay front camping facilities and the fishing pier.
The pier has been refurbished a few times in the 50 years the OFM has been coming here but this pier is from Hurricane Harvey wiping the old pier clean off the face of the earth a few years ago. The day was very gray and drizzling so the pictures are a case of what we see is all the OFM could get.
The pier is a very long and nicely designed one for lots of folks to have room for using it.
At proper spots there are stairs down to the reefs that cross under the pier at places. A person can go down the stairs and wade or walk along the oyster reef and have fun messing around. Here is one of the stairs.
We took this next picture from on the pier using zoom of the bottom. The water depth is about three feet in this shot.
On the way to the pier you get to drive through the Bay Front Camping sites. They are just a few feet from in the water and usually get well splashed by the salt water of the bay. We NEVER camp where our home gets soaked in saltwater.
We camp back inland a few hundred yards where the fresh salt water does not get to. BUT the salt air definitely does get to us. Here we are driving carefully to our current site in the heavy drizzles of today.
At least the towns in this area have Mexican style that is flavorful and not bland. We choose the lightly warm gringo sauces on our food but there are a couple of places the “heat” can get pretty dramatic. Our buddy Don would be the one to tell you where they are. Tonight we had chicken tacos with mild heat and they were wonderful for the wimpy OFM. And that is a fantastic way to finish off a day of trying to have tooooo much fun.