Views of the Neighborhood

There wasn’t much going on this week in Port Aransas. So for the Views of the Neighborhood, I selected some random shots that you might find interesting.

I am fascinated by the Corpus Christi ship channel. I was on my way to Rockport for an eye exam (almost TMI John) and was on the ferry. There was a delay and here is the reason.

Corpus Christi Shipping

The boat is riding high in the water so yu can tell it is heading for a pick up of oil. This next shot will give you an idea of its length


One final view as it goes down the channel. As you can see this freighter is registered in Singapore. She was built in 1999 and yesterday she was off the coast of Costa Rica. If you would like to track her movement, the link will allow you to do that. Geek warning. ย Vessel

Corpus Christi Channel

The next two photos are of two views of the morning sun that we witnessed this week while out walking the dogs.

The first is a look out over the Gulf and a rain storm off shore.

Rain on the Gulf

This next one is a taken on a different day about the same time as the first but without rain.

Sun over the Gulf

The golden tone was what caught my eye. The last photo was taken downtown while taking pictures of scarecrows a week ago. It is a sunset as seen over some trees.

Sunset and water tower

The Port Aransas water tower and a power poleย add a little scale. The Port Aransas mascot is the Marlin, and the teams are the Fighting Marlins.

I hope you enjoyed this potpourriย today.



  1. It was a delightful potpourri! (Sorry but I can’t see that word without thinking of the (new?) Poo Pourri commercial I saw yesterday. Hysterical. “How to Poop at a Party.” Google it.)
    Back to the important part now. These really are great photos. I can see why you are fascinated with the ship channel. The geek link is way cool too. Great for maritime families and stockholders too. But that shot of the storm at see is fantastic. Wow… Mother Nature in all her glory. Have a sublime Sunday. Mega hugs.

    1. You as well, Teagan. My wife keeps saying “lay off the channel,” but I’m still drawn there. I guess the fictional side of me wants to know where these ships have been and where they are going. Wait. I need to look up “How to Poop at a Party.” Be right back.

    2. Well, I’m back. You were right. Very funny.

  2. Why do I think that boat tracker can be used in a thriller story?

    1. Yes it can. hehe heh heh.:-)

  3. I love these Sunday strolls with you. It’s always amazed me that these big heavy steel ships can float and planes can fly.

    1. I know right? I’m amazed as well. They tell me its all physics. I’m still in the magic sector.

  4. Thanks for sharing the link, John…that’s pretty cool. I loved the shot of the storm off shore! Happy Sunday!

    1. Thanks, Jill. Peaceful Sunday to you.

  5. I’m always impressed how big the ships are that pass the channel. I could watch them for hours on end.
    Have a great week,

    1. Thanks, Pit. You as well.

  6. You take fabulous photographs. Thanks for the tour. I’d be fascinated with the boats as well if I lived close to water again. It’s been a lovely visit. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thanks you , Tess ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. You are welcome, John. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. I love seeing large ships. Not much chance around here, but I’v been fortunate to see some as I travel. I love the photo os the storm at sea. Nice collection, John.

    1. Thank you, Dan. I was a little at a loss this week so glad it worked out. ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. Sure fire ways to get me to like a post, include: cranes, big mechanical things, pictures of people welding, planes, something under construction, something being torn down, ships, small-fast-boats-cars-motorcycles, cats, dogs…the list goes on ๐Ÿ™‚

      2. Glad the hook worked. Oh look! Is that a Ferrari? ๐Ÿ˜€

  8. That’s pretty cool, but the storm at sea is a beautiful photo.

    1. Thanks, Craig. ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Good shots, John! I like seeing the ships coming in and out of the CC ship channel and imagine where they have been and where they are going. Living on the coast makes me feel more connected to the rest of the world somehow.

    1. Thanks, Jo. I feel the same way. I tend to look up the ships to see where they have been.

  10. Am I missing something here… does one poop differently at a party? You just never know what you’ll find here at John’s place!

    1. Go to Google for a couple of laughs. ๐Ÿ˜€

  11. Paradise looks good on your blog, John.

  12. I almost happily skipped over to find out where the ship was now until you gave the geek nod. My geeks showing, I guess. Those sunrises are beautiful.

    1. I did it so that makes me a geek. Thanks Audrey

      1. I’m a fan of geeky tendencies. I once watched a mother owl tend to her owlet for weeks via live cam. I’m not above geek.

      2. I did the same on an Osprey. We have a group of them in the neighborhood so I wanted to know more. Went to the Audubon site

      3. We’ve completely geeked out similarly. Very nice.

  13. Always such beautiful views.

    1. Thank you, Teri. ๐Ÿ˜€

  14. Beautiful skies, John. And yes, the freighters are fascinating!

    1. Thank you. ๐Ÿ˜€

  15. That was one huge ship, John. The last picture of the sky was absolutely beautiful. ๐Ÿ™‚ — Suzanne

    1. Thanks, Suzanne. ๐Ÿ™‚

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