Views of the Neighborhood – The Harbor

It’s such a nice day, I thought a walk around the Marina might be relaxing. Sorry about the lateness of this post. I messed up the scheduling. Hope you enjoy.

Roberts Point park

The marina is connected to the park. This sign is a Hurricane Harvey survivor.

Lots of nice boats.

Two shrimp trawlers off in the distance.

The PollyAnna and a lot of new slips that are open.

Two nice boats.

I have to alert Deborah that the pole is bent and the sign is straight.

This is named the Jetty Boat and runs people to St Joe’s Island. There is nothing on St Joes except shells.

A sightseeing boat.

Two beautiful fishing boats.

I came home with this picture and told the Producer that I had found our boat. She was not impressed.

More fishing boats across the channel.

Some folks doing some fishing off the harbor jetty. Those are granite rocks.

Always nice to have the Army Corps of Engineers around.

My kind of boat. 35-foot Bertram

Some men working on installing the new docks.

Day fishing boat. Named La Pesca (Why not?).

No fish flag flying.

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  1. Oh, gosh. So many memories. I tied up in that harbor after my first offshore sail, and spent many a happy weekend there. Of course, there were the Harvest Moon parties, too. But the best detail in your photos for me? Seeing the PollyAnna again.

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    1. The owners actually rode her out in the storm.

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  2. Lovely pictures, John. You chose a beautiful day. 🙂 — Suzanne

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    1. Thank you, Suzanne.

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  3. Some great shots there. Do ships have to use fish flags?

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    1. No. It is a pride thing though. Lots of fun to see the banner run up after a catch. The Marlin catches are usually released so all your really have is the pennent.

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      1. Got it. What do they do the Marlin fishing for? Just catch and release sport?

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      2. Yup. These weigh up to 700 pounds and take hours to bring in.

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      3. I can only imagine the soreness at the end of the day.

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      4. I know right?

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  4. Gwen Plano · ·

    You’ve captured a beautiful day on the water. Hope you’re relaxing and enjoying a similar day today. 🙂

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    1. Thak you, Gwen. Sundays are always pretty peaceful.

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  5. Good to see some survivors, some repairs and a life getting back to normal.

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    1. There are more slips than ever. It used to be a three year wait. Not sure what it is now, but I think shorter.

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  6. Enjoyable Sunday Stroll! Like your choice in boats! ♥ (Sounds like your ‘producer’ is a lot like my ‘producer’!!)

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    1. Ha haha. This is a 69 classic twin. Totally banged up though.

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  7. Good morning, John,
    a walk around the harbour is our favourite evening pastime when we are in Port A. It has become quite a routine to drive there after (a nice) supper and then walk around. We both love to look at the boats there, and we always hope to see some dolphins.
    The harbour jetty, btw, is where Mary “bathed her worms”. You remember I mentioned that lately.
    Have a wonderful Sunday,
    Pit

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    1. I remember. I haven’t seen anyone catch fish there. The big Jetty is where all the action is for sure. Have a great week, Pit.

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      1. We rarely walk out on the big jetty. I don’t know why. Your post and Dina’s pictures from the Norfolk coast reminded me that we really need to drive down to Port A for a few days soon.

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      2. You should go out there. It is quite nice with the sea breeze and all.

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      3. We will!

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      4. We’ll have a chance to walk out there soon. We’ll be down in Port A Aug. 21 – Aug. 24, to celebrate our anniversary.

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      5. My goodness. I am having knee replacement surgery in San Antonio the week before you arrive. I don’t think I’m going to be in any shape to welcome you. It is too bad but maybe the next time. 🙂

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      6. Knee replacement surgery?! Hope all will be well. And don’t worry about not being able to welcome us. Take care of yourself first and foremost. There will be another time certainly.

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      7. Let’s hope so. Thanks, Pit

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  8. Great photographs! In the dark recesses of time, I worked for the Corps of Engineers in their procurement division. We did all of the work to build a new dredge, the Essayons.

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    1. Sounds like a complex procurement project.

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  9. Like myself, the ‘producer’ is more frugal. Boy, you sure couldn’t ask for a more beautiful day. Thanks for sharing your fantastic photos, John. I’ve always enjoyed strolling through a marina and reading all of the names. Happy Sunday!

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    1. Me too, Jill. Thanks.

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  10. Great collection of photos, John. You are so blessed living in this beautiful place. I don’t think you really want a boat – it takes up a ton of time even if money is not an issue. Where would you find time to blog and write books?

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    1. On the boat. Ha hah a. Don’t worry, never happen.

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  11. These photos make me long to be on the Mississippi Gulf Coast again, if just to visit a while! Thanks, John, for stirring the memories. What a beautiful place to live!

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    1. Thank you , Debbie. I’m glad you enjoyed it.

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  12. Thank you for sharing a fantastic view of the harbor, John. Lots of beautiful – hmmm – expensive boats. 🙂

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    1. There are a few costly ones for sure. Those condos across the water are single family three story with a boat out front. Big bucks.

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  13. John,

    The producer was right to put the kibosh on your . . umm, dream boat. Not that there is anything wrong with your ‘dream boat’ . . because hey, to each his own. 😉

    Lovely pics as per.

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    1. Thank you, Marc. Yeah that one was quite a mess.

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      1. It needed a little attention. Of course, it was best to give it that attention from afar . . .

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  14. That looks like a great day. Can you buy shrimp off the boat when they dock?

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    1. Yes, the PollyAnna sells shrimp for $5.00 a pound (unsorted). Great buy. 😀

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      1. Sounds awesome.

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      2. Some are huge.

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  15. Your neighborhood looks mighty fine!

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    1. It is a great place for sure. Thanks, Jennie.

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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  16. Looks like a beautiful day. I always like reading the names of boats.

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  17. Beautiful photos, John. 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Rhonda.

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  18. Thanks for this relaxing stroll, John. I’m a day late, but it was nice to walk around with you after a mortally poopy Mordor Monday.
    Hugs on the wing! And the waves too. 🙂

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    1. Glad you could find a bit of peace. Hugs Teagan

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  19. Great photos! I was just saying to a friend this weekend how I love watching the boats in a marine 🙂

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  20. Great photos! I was just saying to a friend this weekend how I love watching boats in marines :$

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    1. sorry, commented twice by mistake but no idea how to delete a comment :)))

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    2. Yes. I love doing that too.

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  21. LOL! The sign is straight! Thanks for the alert. 😜 What a beautiful day, and really nice ships. I love the color of the water. I’m pretty sure we passed through your area while on a cruise down to Cozumel, Honduras, and Belize. We had dolphins escort us out of our port that trip.

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    1. The dolphins love to bow surf.You can see them in front of most ships in the harbors as they head out ot sea.

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  22. Great harbor shots, John. I can’t resist walking down to the harbor whenever we are traveling along the coast. I just love watching the boats. There was one time I refrained but my hubby didn’t. The fishing boats were unloading the days catch and about a zillion seagulls swooped in. Yep, hubby’s camera and hat were covered in their droppings. Ya can’t take pics when the lens is covered in sh–.

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    1. Ha ha ha. Great story, Michelle.

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      1. Glad you enjoyed it, John.

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