Beach Follow-Up

One week after our last beach visit we returned to see what changes we could find.  The tide was quite a bit down from what we had seen the week before.  Over the weekend there had been beach cleanup efforts for the first mile or two of the National Seashore.


It sure looks considerably better.  Even areas that were not part of the cleanup effort looked better because of the scavengers.  The old adage, “one man’s trash is another’s gold”, is alive and well here on the Texas coast.

a-sailboat2.jpg Remember the boat that had floated in from Galveston?

Well, this was 5 miles down the beach.  They were able to drive this huge construction crane down the beach for the extraction.


They were able to load the boat on this truck and away they went through the park gate.


The extraction left quite a hole in the beach.  When the tide comes up, it will be gone.


There were a few types of oil rig rescue pods found along the beach.  This one was more boat-shaped than the one we saw last week.  We located it about 15 miles down the beach.


 The condition wasn’t much better.  I don’t think I’d like to have been strapped into those seat belts for the bumpy ride this craft obviously took.


Hmm, I wonder how much of this house there is buried here.


Maybe the Wicked Witch of the East is under there.

We were impressed with the trash removal on Mustang Island. (Just North of Padre Island) Sections of the island are governed by Corpus Christi, Port Aransas  and the Mustang Island State Park.


The dunes and many of the little bridges and ramps over them sustained some damage from the high tide and waves.

It looks like things are getting back to normal.

One Response to “Beach Follow-Up”

  1. Sister says:

    Thanks for all the interesting pictures and information.
    Some things can recover very quickly from disasters, eh?

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