Camping on the Beach!
I just spent two days camping on the beach in Port Aransas and it was relaxing and fun! October seems to be a great time of year to go there, it was not as hot and the water temp. was 87 degrees. You can also build a nice little fire on the beach, which is a cool way to spend the evening looking at the stars.
One of my favorite places
We have traveled far and wide but still one of my favorite places in this big world is Port Aransas, Texas. Or as the locals call it for short Port A.
After you leave the mainland at Aransas Pass you go over a 6-mile causeway. You will see shrimpers and other boats coming and going but you will stop short of getting to Port A.
You must stop and drive on the 20-car ferry to get there. It is a free ferry and it is only a 5 minute ride.
This is one of the things that makes Port A special to me.
As soon as we get on the ferry, we get out of our car, smell the salt air, listen to the seagulls squacking at the pier, and if we are lucky we see dolphins swimming in the ship channel as we cross.
Another thing that makes Port A special to me is the beachs.
The Gulf side is one long beach,
The width varies but it is usually wide enough, at low tide, to lay out a football field between the waters edge and the sand dunes.
I can walk for miles on this beach, looking for shells, washed up treasures, or people watching.
We always pay our $$ to get a permit and then we can drive the car on the beach.
Another very special thing about Port A is the birds. They love it here on the coast as much as I do.
Laughing gulls, cormorants, terns, pelicans, and herons are among the many full-time residents.
Migrating birds, including ducks, add to the bird population, especially in the spring.