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

July 11, 2015

July 10 – Temporary Home

Rockport Harbor

“One person’s craziness is another person’s reality” –Tim Burton

The John Uhr Memorial Billfish Tournament takes place in Rockport this weekend. The weigh in station is in the slip next to us, which meant six of us had to move to make room for boats coming in and out of the harbor. We've known about this since we arrived last November. This marina wasn't built to accommodate large boats so finding another spot was limited. Our new temporary home is at the beginning of the gated pier that is in the center of the harbor. The opposite side of this harbor from our normal slip is lined with bait stands. They sell all kinds of bait plus shrimp, crabs and oysters. It makes having fresh seafood very convenient. Each stand has their own shrimp boat that supplies them with a fresh catch daily. In our new spot we have a front row seat to all the action.

Looking across the harbor to our temporary slip
Views of the Texas Pearl in her permanent slip
Looking across the harbor to the Texas Pearl in her permanent slip
Our new view for the deck
The birds love the when the shrimp boat return to the harbor
Once the shrimp boats come in they begin sorting the shrimp and then sell it at their little bait shops. Fresh shrimp...almost every day.
He's looking for another free hand out
Our new temporary home

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