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

May 5, 2015

May 2-3 – Enjoying Rockport

Rockport Harbor

“Those who live by the sea can hardly form a single thought of which the sea would not be part.” —Hermann Broch

We haven’t had a lot of time to enjoy the Texas Pearl or Rockport since we’ve been back. There have been too many things going on and too many things to catch up with since we returned two weeks ago, but we took a break from all those things to spend a little down time on the boat this weekend. We knew the weather was going to be fantastic and we didn’t want to miss out on the large nautical flea market held at the Rockport Yacht Club.

We didn’t make it to the boat until after midnight Friday evening, but we still had plenty of time to enjoy the great spring weather, explore the flea market and spend time with family. We even had time to take the boat out for a short cruise and enjoy the company of Eric and Mayven. Both seemed to love being on the water and we enjoyed their company. 

The Rockport Nautical Flea Market is put on by the Rockport Yacht Club and was very nice this year. Much larger than the last time we came to it in 2010. There were booths with all kinds of boat gadgets, nautical decor, kayaks, boat parts, lines, sails, rods & reels, fishing tackle, fishing clothing and scuba equipment, plus great arts & crafts booths. The best part of this nautical flea market was the price...every booth was willing to dicker on price. We really enjoyed looking around and visiting with everyone.

It was a great day for a flea market
One of the best craft booths was Sail Again, they were selling recycled sails made into tote bags and bag packs. Their prices were wonderful and the quality of work was high. I bought a backpack and a small utility bag. Check out their website if you are in the need of a great bag.
The Rockport Yacht Club
The view from our flybridge this weekend. Lots of activities going on and a lot of people watching. 
Captain Eric on Texas Pearl

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the wonderful post! I always wondered about the annual Nautical Flea Market, and now I know!