Adventure Location: Rockport, Texas
Date: May 12, 2023
An interesting item we noticed during our morning walk at the Beach Park was the puddles still in the sand surfaces and above the seawater level just a few feet away. We were thinking that the puddles would have drained through the sand into the bay waters by now.
We guess that the birds are appreciating the fresh water to wash in and drink. This puddle is about 6 inches deep in the middle.
Another surprise was the presence of a nice flock of skimmers has arrived.
We guess we saw about forty birds in the flock. For some reason we like the behavior of skimmers. They seem to be a well behaved species of birds and definitely exciting to watch a flock of them in free flight. They fly in good formation and do not run into each other like sea gulls.
On the back side of the park we ran into old friend Rodney Jayroe. He is interesting to visit with but be careful on trying to keep up with him on a walk. He knocks out about 5+ miles a day and we cannot keep up. At one point a picnic table nearby provided a nice rest point and a chance for conversation. It was a great visit and then the OFM finished up his walk and Rodney headed on out for a lot more walking.
A slightly disturbing item of the walk today was the balance trouble for the OFM. When we were walking on the pier in the wind the OFM kept on wobbling and needing to use the hand rails to stay properly upright. But later in the day when out in the wind for taking care of a chore the OFM did just fine in the wind. Who knows why? But it is the way things were. I guess old folks just need to be extra careful when trying to have toooooo much fun.