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

October 31, 2014

Oct. 30 – Galveston, TX

Offatts Bayou – Anchorage
Miles to Rockport, TX – 164

"Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life." –Steve Jobs

The ICW from Port Arthur to Port Bolivar is in a man made canal...wide, plenty deep and very busy. Barge traffic was heavy again today...if this is any indication, the economy is doing well. Once we passed Bolivar we were in Galveston Bay and crossed the Houston Ship Channel. It's also a busy place, but after dealing with New York Harbor this seemed mild.

We are anchored in Offats Bayou, which is a well protected bay close to Galveston. Last night we were out in the boonies...pitch black and the only sounds we could hear were the chirping of cricket and the buzzing of mosquitos. Tonight we can tell we're back in civilization we're surrounded by lights and we can hear the traffic on the highway, trains passing and helicopters flying overhead. What a difference a day can make.

Just a little traffic on the ICW today
The coastal plains of Texas are pretty flat...you can see for miles, making sunrises and sunsets fantastic.
Shrimp boat on Bolivar Peninsula 
Point Bolivar Lighthouse
The Houston Ship Channel
Moody Gardens in Galveston is located on Offast Bayou 
Pretty homes on Offast Bayou 

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