Sunday – Fifty-Two Views of the Gulf



Today’s photo was taken near the same place as normal. The dune has been substantially altered to accommodate the new crossover so it is hard to judge. In the foreground is a mound of sand which is about six feet tall. As you can see, it is a lovely morning, and that person in the background is jogging. Those little mounds beyond the red stick are gopher mounds. The next photo is taken from the furthermost spot from the Gulf.



Where you see, the white pipe is where the first walkover was located. That red thing on the left is a front loader. The walkover will take a jog to the left and then come back to the original line. This jog was necessary to not disturb the natural dune. The access to the walkover that will be in the foreground will be one of the last items installed so the workers will be able to maneuver their equipment without tearing up the dune. To give you an idea of size the posts are six by six inches and the tallest 24 feet.

Last week’s photo.


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  1. Good morning John. Your commentary makes this a very interesting series. As I recall you at first had some doubts. I’m glad you carried on with it. I’m glad you mentioned how tall the posts are — that added a scale that I didn’t realize. Have a sublime Sunday. Hugs!

    1. Thank you Teagan. Sunday best wishes to you as well.

  2. Beautiful morning 😀

    1. Yes. BTW thank you for the “Have you met” write up.

  3. I’d love to be running on that beach right now. Happy Sunday, John!

    1. I should run with you but bike ride is the best I can do.Happy Sunday to you Jill.

  4. It looks like a different place today John. They seem to be making good progress.

  5. This series is turning into one very interesting set. It’s gone from showing how things change naturally and now you have human interference. For me, the whole thing has gone from spotting small, gradual changes to trying to see what has remained the same after an upheaval.

    1. You have said it perfectly. I had no idea when I started that this construction would be taking place. Now that it is here, we’ll have to see how it goes.

      1. Will the construction be done before you finish the seris?

      2. Yes. The series ends on April 3. The walkway should be done by then.

      3. Looking forward to the grand finale. 😀

  6. I wish I was there to see this. It is now -16F outside.

    1. Whoa. We have 55 F and I’m freezing.

  7. John, I never tire of your views of the Gulf! Looks like definite progress has been made this week. Thank you for pointing out the things we should be focusing on, too — that helps a lot! Enjoy your sunny day — and pity those of us in the teens…with snow!

    1. Thanks Debbie. Yeah sorry about the snow.

  8. They care about not disturbing the natural dune down in Texas?! I’m shocked. That sounds like environmental sensitivity!

    1. Yes the Texas Land Company is very sensitive about the seashore. To ge the permit to build took six months and a lot of engineering.

  9. I’m jealous of the bright and inviting weather. Thanks for the description of work on the beach and the reason why and why not and saving the natural dune. These are enjoyable and chatty conversations for a Sunday. 🙂

    1. Thank you, Tess. It makes me feel good that you enjoy. 🙂

      1. You are welcome, John.
        Yes, I do, especially on a dreary day like today. 😦

  10. Gopher mounds?
    Someone call Carl Spackler!

    1. We have Caddie Shack here every day.

      1. I believe you.

  11. Ever since November when I spent a great weekend on the Gulf I appreciate your pictures even more as I count the days until I can return.

    1. Great time to visit. Glad you had a good time.

  12. I love how you’ve posted the weekly changes that nature has on your vantage point, and will be happy to see the construction of the walk-over completed. I’m sure you will too.

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