|Rain on Magnolia Beach|
We were not far down the road when we came upon a little accident. Although it looked serious, when we went by we noticed it was a construction area and the truck was hauling rock. It looked like he may have rolled it while dumping. Cardinal mistake of gravel trucks is soft shoulder when dumping. That driver might want to go back to driving taxi.
|oops. That hurts|
Down here in the south there are some awesome cooks. You just have to know that this restaurant would have great food. I would imagine the owner got a good mark in Home Economics but may have failed the English course. Check the spelling on the sign.
|In their defense I say Wensday too.|
One thing we really notice around these parts is the colourful cemetery's. I think this is from the Latin community because they are notorious for colour and they go to great lengths to honour and remember their dead. I decided to stop at one just to check it out and , yes, most of the names were Latino.
We crossed from Aransas Pass to Port Aransas on a narrow causeway.
About half way across we causeway we came across a maintenance yard for ocean oil rigs. There were 2 of them in dry dock. I would think these ones were fairly small. I found out that The world's deepest oil platform is the floating Perdido, which is a spar platform in the Gulf of Mexico in a water depth of 2,438 metres (7,999 ft). Thats water 1 1/2 miles deep.
To get on to Mustang Island we had to cross a channel about 1/2 mile wide on a free ferry. There were six small ferries running back and forth hauling traffic.
|Ferries passing in the channel|
|Our ferry was the same as this one|
|The beach goes on for miles and is nicely graded|
From Mustang Island we headed down to North Padre Island. North Padre Island is a barrier island along the coast of Texas. It and South Padre Island were formed after the creation of the Port Mansfield Channel split Padre Island in two.
We were running out of daylight so we only went as far as the Federal Park Visitor Center. We saw much the same on Padre Island as what we did on Mustang Island with lots of areas where you can camp on the beach. It will cost a nominal fee though and it costs 5 dollars per person per day to be in the park.
|The boys on the beach|
On the way home we came across a beach shop which I had to take a picture of because my daughter Sheri has a thing for sharks. She hates them. lol I am posting it here to see if she really reads my blog. This one is for you Sheri.
We leave you with a little more Christmas tonight.