Sunday – Fifty-Two Views of the Gulf

Here is this week’s photo of the Gulf.

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As you can see the wind has brought the sand a little further onto the crossover and the morning glories are there but hard to see. The tracks in the sand are from the folks who got up early to set up their pop-up in their preferred spot. Have to wonder what time they did that maneuver? Beautiful day forecasted. Means a bunch of folks will show up to spend the day. Just for fun I took another photo in the afternoon to let you see what a day at the beach looks like.

This week only later in the day.

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You Β can still see the blue pop-up but now many more folks.

Last week’s photo

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Not too much different from this week.


  1. That’s a lot of trucks. So, are you going to do a slideshow of all these at the end? I think it’d be cool to see a lengthy transition like that.

    1. great idea. I just learned how to do a slideshow. So I have 3/4 of a year to perfect my knowledge

      1. Plenty of time to experiment and destroy the early attempts. πŸ™‚

  2. I like the far away white clouds against bluish-black ocean and the walking steps have been so intermixed. It must be a beautiful place to live.

    1. It is. Thank you for the visit.

  3. I can’t believe all the cars and trucks on the beach, doesn’t anyone walk anywhere?

    1. Yeah. They walk to the water from the truck Ha. πŸ™‚

  4. I can’t get over the trucks on the beach. Beach. I’ve never seen them allowed anywhere before, but then, I’ve lived a sheltered life. πŸ˜€

    1. This is Texas the last free Republic. Damn beach belongs to everyone. *sigh*

      1. I know. Can’t wait for the open weapon carry law. I can then challenge some of the boneheads to “go for yor pistol pardnor.”

      2. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ The Wild West returns.

      3. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    2. You can’t drive your car/truck on every beach. Just a few of them.

      1. Don’t tire marks mess up the sand?

      2. Yup. The wind covers them so each morning is a fresh start.

      3. No small kids then? Large vehicles backing up, kids playing and maybe in danger?

      4. Of course the kids are in danger.

      5. Yeah, but as the sand gets dry and loose, it’s deep and cars get stuck. Then there’s the tide that silently creeps in under cars. Costs to get towed, people learn. The city/beach park people do run graders down to smooth beach and clean it.
        TX has an open beach law ( from water to first line of dune vegetation growth) to allow public access to it all. Majority of places(Galveston Island) you have to park in provided parking places and hike a little bit. People got tired of kids making sand castles being in danger and a couple of people got run over in years past, so cars are banned on many beaches in this area – down the coast south may have other options – lots of Padre Island area was closed to cars. Part of far East Beach Galveston is open to cars(but there is a park entrance fee if you drive in instead of park and walk) – this allows fishermen, big families, and sailors with catamarans/kite surfer/ windsurfers to have access to launch directly into the waves of the gulf without having to haul boats over the dunes down narrow trails. Trust me, carrying a boat down a trail with deep sand is tough.
        Wind and waves smooth out the sand lumps here pretty quickly.

      6. Thanks for the answer. I guess you live near Galveston

      7. Not on island, but not far away.

      8. Thanks so much for going into detail like this. We only have park and trudge a mile with heavy coolers etc. Interesting to hear how other places co-exist with beaches etc.

      9. Yes it is. Thanks

  5. Seriously?? All that “equipment” is permitted on the beach there? I used to live in Gulfport, MS, and they banned that sort of thing by providing plenty of parking OFF the beach and allowing vendors to set up their ski and parasail rentals, etc. in only certain spots. Something tells me this much “activity” would ruin the view for me — guess I value more seclusion than that! How I miss that white sand, though!

    1. Vendors are not allowed on the beach. These are folks who bring this stuff with them. (and hopefully take it home as well)

  6. Holy Hannah… what a lot of traffic on the beach. I’m afraid i would feel like my front yard was being invaded.
    But it does look like a beautiful day. And “happy noise” is much preferable to the other kinds.
    Wishing you a wonderful week. Hugs!

    1. Thanks and to you as well.

  7. Trucks or no trucks…the water still looks wonderful. Thanks for sharing, John.

    1. It is Jill. Thank you

  8. interesting how a quiet beach becomes a fracas of events within a short time, eh? I really enjoy these posts. Keep on showing us this wonderful scene!

  9. Hope you were close enough to be offered a piece of shrimp today, John. Busy place!

    1. The only shrimp these guys have is on a hook. Thanks

      1. I know. They are just not the type.

      2. Ahh. Gotcha. You need better scoundrels. Put out a few potted plants at the end of your walk way. πŸ˜‰

      3. Ha ha ha. They would be eaten by these goofs

  10. Looks like a fabulous place.

  11. Sure looks familiar. I won’t back to the TX gulf coast beach until all the kids are back in school/shopping for at the mall for back to school and the tourists are gone. Fall and winter are great there. Couldn’t ask for a better backyard, right?

    1. Yes. The summers can be hell. Our town has made the decision to attract the locusts so not much can be done except try to remain calm.

      1. Local businesses have to survive. We just try to stay off the main roads and count the days until it goes back to normal towards the end of August when it’s too hot for most, and kid activities keep people busy.

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