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

March 8, 2011

Mar. 8 – Freeport, TX

Day 2 – Grey Uninteresting Day

There really isn’t much to report on today.  It was cloudy most of the day…not that there was much to look at between Matagorda and Freeport.  Mostly low-lying grassland, at some points we could see the Gulf of Mexico.  There were a few cows and very few birds.  The only change in scenery as we approached Freeport was the addition of Chemical plants.  This really isn’t the best area to cruise in, but it is the only way to get out of Texas

We did have another first today…our first swing bridge.   You just radio the bridge tender and he opens the bridge for you.  

One of many bait camps we saw
Notice how close the ICW is to the Gulf of Mexico
Caney Creek Swing Bridge (closed)
The bridge as it is opening
Sites around Freeport
The only pretty things we saw today


  1. I'll have to live vicariously through you guys since some of us still have to work!
    Kyle gave us your link so it will be fun to 'technically" be on vacation with you!
    Laura Coleman

  2. Glad to give you a virtual vacation...we could use someone to clean the boat now and then. We welcome any visitor along the way too.

  3. Glad to see you're on your way. I hope to be about a month behind you.

    Thanks for the tip about the sign people, got the name on my boat now.

    S/V Sally Ann
    Port O

  4. Hey a grey day on the boat beats a sunny day at work!! So excited for you all and looking forward to watching your blog and your trip! -Tony