Fall Bench


Castle Clearance


Adventure Location: Rockport, Texas

Date: May 25, 2023

Tonight we did not have a fancy light show but it was a nice viewing anyway. The wind was blowing just right to keep the mosquitoes down and the OFM only got one bite. The sight of the clouds and sun was very nice if not spectacular.

One of the things that popped up today was that we had not verified the clearance needed for the Castle to clear overhead objects. The OFM got his ruler out and got busy measuring the Castle vertical dimensions. Our final verdict after the efforts were finished was that we will use 11' 0”as our required clearance in the future. We think not hitting an overhead object is a very good idea.

Then for a few hours around lunch time the OFM worked on the shells page we are trying new things on about coloring. We have come to a 87.4653% probability that we will switch to watercolor pencils when we get to Alabama and see how that works out.

A phone call to Alabama put us in the know that tomorrow they leave for the vacation they had planned and will likely be gone the next two weeks. That will coordinate with our arrival very well we think.

Now we need to get rested for the wild day of having tooooo much fun we have planned for tomorrow.


  1. That's a very nice sunset picture Barney. Even one mosquito bite is one too many for me. Just knowing there's a mosquito in the neighborhood, would make me move.

  2. Thank you for the compliment. Some of the worst mosquito events I have had were in the mountains in New Mexico near a creek when I camped with a Dodge Caravan.

  3. I think that's an EXCELLENT sunset photo. Looks spectacular to me.