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

November 10, 2014

Nov. 9 - Our New Neighborhood

Rockport Harbor

"The ocean has been singing to me, and the song is that of our life together..." —Nicholas Sparks

We've been in our new home for a week and it feels wonderful. Not only is it close to family but the marina is located in a great area of town, with all kinds of activities and amenities close by. Located around the harbor is the a Texas Maritime Museum, Rockport Art Center and Sculpture Garden, Aquarium at Rockport Harbor, the Bay Education Center, Rockport Beach, four bait stands that sell fresh shrimp, oysters and crab, a fishing pier, and the Festival Grounds where a lot of the festivals and Market Days are held. Just a block away are little boutiques, a winery (Winery on the Bay), restaurants, art galleries and antique shops. I know you can't provision a boat at these types of shops but they're fun to wander through. For real provisioning a large grocery store, liquor store, drug stores, Wal-Mart and several marine supply stores are with in a few miles, all very doable on a bike. Rockport offers cruisers just about everything they need and it’s a very cute little town with wonderful views of the water. 

Pictures of the harbor that were taken from the top of the Maritime Museum in 2010. We brought The Pearl here for Seafair and had a wonderful time.
We're enjoying being able to park right in front of the boat.
The Aquarium at Rockport Harbor...just steps from our door.
 The Sculpture Garden at the Rockport Art Center...just in front of our boat.
Flamingos...our favorite bait stand to buy shrimp and crab.
Texas Maritime Museum
Lighted jetties for fishing
Part of Rockport Beach...a great place for a morning walk.
A view of our boat from one of the piers in the harbor
A great early morning view from the aft deck

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