(I thought I would slip a little cheater picture in.)
Since I’m in a sit and wait mode and the weather here has been gorgeous,yesterday morning I decided to travel down the expressway toward the gulf coast and see South Padre Island,a place you don’t want to be at during spring break.It took about an hour on a beautiful 6 lane expressway,then another 4 lane secondary road,just south of Harlingen that takes you out to the coast at Port Isabel,a pretty little resort town of about 5000,on the mainland side.
Above as I enter the bridge approach at Port Isabel,which takes you over the Laguna Madre to South Padre Island.
About half way across as some of the hotels come into view.
Finally arriving,I turn south and end up in front of the US Coastguard gate.In trouble again,I had to back myself out of there amid some heavy exiting traffic.
Above is the rear of the KOA Campground nearby.It looks like a nice spot,but I bet its pricey too.
The day was quite windy here as I headed into town and drove down the nice clean wide main street,full of surfer swim shops and fast food restaurants.I was taken by the clean,modern appearance of this resort town.
A stop at one of the beach access spots between 2 of the big hotels,was my next objective,and there didn’t seem to be too many as the hotels and condo’s pretty much fill up the space.
Of course I had to dip the old shoe covered toes into the surf, as one week ago I was dipping my toe into the surf on the other side of the continent.Boy! A lot happens in a short week doesn’t it?
The other big reason for coming here outside of wanting to see the place,was the fact that one of the big birding centers is located here,which I’ll show tomorrow.
Finally a look at part of the bridge from a distance,taken from the top of the birding centre building.
So there you have it,a nice easy blog entry to do,not much talk and a few photos.Its really difficult sometimes to get the shots you want as I see so many good shots while driving but no place to stop.