Tag Archives: Port Aransas

Views of the Neighborhood – Spring Break II

Here is a shot of a foggy Saturday morning. A few cars and campers. This is looking North. Another Saturday morning shot looking South. The same shot looking North in the afternoon South. The cars are two deep as far as the eye can see. Down at the sand level, we have the Game Warden […]

Views of the Neighborhood – Whooping Crane Festival

Here is a description of the festival taken from http://www.whoopingcranefestival.org. You can visit the site for information on events. This festival in its 22nd year is a one of a kind event, focused on the Whooping Crane, the rarest of cranes and one of the most endangered birds in the world. The Whooping Crane population is at […]

Views of the Neighborhood – Sure Sign of Recovery

A sure sign of recovery in any disaster area is when the folks get together to put on a craft or Garage sale. Well, we had both this week. It is almost as if the last five months have led to pent-up sale demand. We will visit both, but I have to warn you the attendance is […]

Views of the Neighborhood – The Fence

Some of you may recall on one of my tours there was a fence covered with numerous objects found on the beach. Hurricane Harvey took it and there was not enough left to take a photo. I did have a photo of the original. I am pleased to report that the fence has been rebuilt. Here […]

Thursday – A Little Personal – Lucy and Bailey Face the Elements

“Hey, Boss.” “Hi, Lucy. What’s up?” “Um. Do we have to go for a walk today?” “What’s the matter? We always go for a walk.” “The wind chill is in the thirties.” “Oh, come on you big sissy. You have fur after all.” “Well ask Bailey. She’ll tell you.” “Is that right Bailey?” “Pops. it […]

Views of the Neighborhood – Big Foot

This week’s View of the Neighborhood follows the Bigfoot Drilling rig as it moves down the Corpus Christi channel to the Gulf of Mexico. The oil and gas rig is headed to a position about 250 miles off New Orleans.  It will be anchored in water about a mile deep. Once productive it will deliver […]

Views of the Neighborhood – A Peek at the Damage

I made a point that I was not going to show pictures of the destruction of Hurricane Harvey since I felt it to be an invasion of individual privacy. I still believe that but there are some photos that can be shown which will give you a further idea of the damage of the Hurricane. These were […]

Thursday – A Little Personal – Beach Time

“Well, Lucy. We finally have some time for a good old walk without freezing to death.” “I know. I’m just wondering about the sun though. There isn’t any.” “I know, but think of it this way. No panting. Besides look up there. I see some sun.” “I suppose you are right. We can’t have everything so […]

Views of the Neighborhood – Crochet Art

Today’s view of the neighborhood is very unusual. Every year during the holidays an unknown person decorates the bollards that serve to keep cars away from certain parts of the beach. These decorations are hand crochets, and each one is unique. What is surprising is one day they are not there and the next they […]

Views of the Neighborhood – Status of Bird Sanctuaries

The last time we checked on the status of the bird sanctuaries they were a bit of a mess from the Hurricane Harvey. I am happy to report they are making a comeback. Here is a photo of Paradise Pond taken shortly after the Hurricane. Here is what it looks like today. This is what the actual […]