Wheelygoode Adventures 2005/6 travel blog

Port Aransas ferry

Back on the Gulf


November 21 - On the road again, this time to Port Aransas, just a few hours away. On the way we went on the outskirts of Corpus Christi - definitely an oil town, with refineries everywhere. We crossed over to the island by small ferry, quite different than our ferry at home. There is enough traffic to keep two of them continually busy, just load and go, and in peak season there are four of them. The crossing is just a few minutes and there was no wait to get on - Mike noticed that there is a major current that they have to contend with making docking a bit tricky.

Although we are only 125 miles away from San Antonio, there is a big difference in temperature - it's nice and warm here! We chose the Pioneer RV park, and it is very nice, large sites with cement pads and patios and each site with a palm tree! We booked in for a week and are wondering if we should just stay here until we are due in Alamo (Dec. 1st). We're right by the boardwalk that crosses the dunes to the beach, a beautiful wide stretch of sand. There are several oil rigs out in the water making Mike comment that he wouldn't want to be cruising through here at night even though they're likely lit up like Christmas. We had a good long walk on the beach, talked to a couple of the surf fishermen who were actually catching fish, mostly whiting. After the walk I cycled to the clubhouse to check on what I should bring to the Thanksgiving pot luck while Mike washed the bugs off the front of the motorhome. By that time (along with chatting with neighbours) the sun was starting to set and so Mike got out the grill and cooked part of supper.

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