Wharf Cat

I grabbed this shot right before we boarded a boat from Port Aransas, TX over to St. Joseph Island.  The island is uninhabited, and there is only one boat over.  We got there early to make sure we could get a spot, because the beach is great for gathering shells, and we wanted to get some!  We were lucky and found lots of sand dollars, plus we had a great time hanging on the beach.  I hope everyone in the U.S. has enjoyed their Memorial Day weekend - and thank a soldier for their service if you see one!

Here's one other shot I took at St. Joseph Island - I was standing in the water, shooting this and that as I walked along.  This was aimed back at the sand dunes because I just loved the deep blue color of the sky!

Memorial Day weekend always feels like it's the start of the summer, and thinking about the summertime always makes me think of the beach - so thought I would share a couple from the Texas coast!  Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Beachcombing

I took this shot while standing in the water on St. Joseph Island, just off the Texas coast.  We were staying in Corpus Christi, and took the ferry boat over to Port Aransas, and from there took a little jetty boat out to St. Joseph Island.  We have been once before, and as a state preserve (or something like that) it offers some incredible unspoiled beaches.  We have found many sand dollars while walking along this beach - it's that pristine.  I was drawn in to those wonderful clouds and the deep blue of the summer sky.

St. Joseph Island

Last summer, we went down to Corpus Christi, TX which is along the Texas coast.  We spent a few days there, lounging around the beach and relaxing.  It was nice.  One day we went over to Port Aransas, a small fishing town, and grabbed a boat ride over to St. Joseph Island.  The island is a short ride away, but the beauty of it is that it is uninhabited.  We got a morning boat ride so we could do a little beach combing and spent a few hours there.  We had heard there were sand dollars that washed up on the beach there, so we had to check it out. Guess what?  We found nearly 20 sand dollars!  It was awesome.  We'll probably go back this year.  Anyways, I grabbed this shot just as we arrived.  The sun was already high overhead, so it was obviously not optimal conditions but it sure was a fun visit.