Thursday – Monday, February 5 – 8, 2021
Time gets away from us when we’re doing a whole lot of nothing. The weather has been fairly good, although we have experienced fog some mornings. The temps have been in the upper 60s and lower 70s, with some wind. It’s been great for walking the beach, and we usually get 3 – 4 miles in each day.
We see people fishing, flying kites, building sandcastles. We even watched a sandcastle building class for a few minutes. This class was being taught by Andy Hancock, who has won several sandcastle competitions.
I had read about Sea Whip, which is a type of coral that occasionally washes up on the beaches here on, so I was excited to actually find some. Besides that, I found an interesting shell, actually a clam shell that appears to have been covered in coral and smaller shells.
The Laguna Madre Nature Trail is a public boardwalk near the South Padre Island Convention Center, covering about four acres of wetland and bird habitat. While walking this, we saw several herons, pelicans, terns, ducks and fish, including several flying fish!
Tomorrow, we plan an early cruise to the Port of Brownsville.