"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in
its net of wonder forever."—Jacques Cousteau

March 7, 2011

Mar. 7 – Matagorda, TX

Day 1 – Departure Day
We chose this day to leave because we like the numbers….3/7/11.  Three for the three decades we have been married and the holy trinity, seven eleven…the date of our wedding, add the numbers together and you get twenty one. A very lucky number. Add those numbers together and you have the holy trinity again. So…it had to be a good day to start our new adventure.

We left Nautical Landings at seven so we could get across Matagorda Bay before the winds picked up.  Earline, Janell, Mike, Kelley and some pretty sleepy looking kids were there to see us off. It was nice to have them come to say bye and take pictures.  

We had a nice day on the water. The wind did pick up around 10:00, by then we were almost across the bay and into the protective waters of the ICW. The only new site for us today was our first lock.  Which only operates if there is a hurricane or flooding in the area…so we just drove right through.

Emma, Kaylen, Jenna and Hayden
Thanks for coming out we really appreciated it.
Getting things ready to leave
Sunrise over Matagorda Bay 
The sea gulls thought we might have something for them
One of the five barges we passed today
Our first lock

1 comment:

  1. Thanks to Kyle we can follow along on your travels. The boys (ages 7, 5 and 3) loved the pictures and look forward to more in the future. We will be praying for your safety and that you will draw closer to the Lord on this trip.
    The Hernandez family (Courtney- Bryt's cousin)