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Jun 19, 2015 - Another Day at the Bay

Today's post is an excuse for sharing some pictures from yesterday. We drove around the Matagorda Peninsula and into the town of Matagorda. It was a nice day after an early afternoon shower. Instead of another sunset, I was able to get a picture of the moon setting with Jupiter and Venus above. Venus is the brightest light in the sky right now. Unfortunately by the time I got set up the moon slipped behind some low clouds partially obscuring it. By the end of the month Venus and Jupiter will nearly be on top of one another. We'll see if we...

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Jun 18, 2015 - Matagorda Bay

Things have calmed down quite bit along the south Texas coast. We drove over to the ocean beach last night and walked out a Corps of Engineers fishing pier to watch the sunset. The ocean is still a little rough and discolored from Bill. The beach is firm sand and is drivable. There are quite a few fisherman that have returned to surf fish and fish off the rock jetty at the inlet to the Colorado River. People are also starting to return to the campground and it looks like it may be close to full for the week end. I suspect many are here for...

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Jun 17, 2015 - Bill Left in the Middle of the Night

We survived the night with no damage and no further flooding. There was still enough wind to rock Winnie most of the night, but Bill left our area in the middle of the night and headed inland to unload more rain on the areas of south central Texas including Dallas-Fort Worth area. The folks on the east coast may see the remnants of Bill this weekend. We made another run to Bay City today to finally get the tires for the Fit. when we got back the pelicans were active along the Colorado River that runs next to the campground. I got a few...

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Jun 16, 2015 - Don't Mess with Bill

The Marvellette's said it best. The storm that was out in the Gulf turned into Tropical Storm Bill overnight. When I woke up and looked out the window it looked like we had used up about 6 feet or so of the 5-7.5 feet of the buffer. The water level was up to the Fit door sills and Winnie's tires were covered (bottom part thank God). A Park Host knocked on the door and suggested I move the car so I did, and then I unplugged Winnie and moved to one of the "high" spots in the center of the park. Once we moved, the tide started to run out and...

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Jun 15, 2015 - Ready for the Rain

We made the 30 mile run into Bay City today to get the Fit tire repaired, pick up prescriptions, and do some grocery shopping. We managed to get 2 out of 3 completed. The tire could not be repaired because the damage was too close to the side wall. Can't tell exactly what punctured it. Unfortunately Walmart did not have the Michelin tire I wanted in stock so I ordered a pair for delivery tomorrow which means I need to drive back to Bay City to get the tires mounted. As the title of todays post indicates we are preparing for a significant...

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Jun 14, 2015 - A Week at the Beach

I tried in vain to find a tire repair shop in Palacios that was open on Sunday. Instead, I changed the flat tire and put on the donut. I though I'be able to use my pneumatic wrench for the lug nuts, but it turns out that I don't have a socket small enough for the lug nuts on the Fit. I guess I'll have to buy one. We hitched up the fit and towed it to Matagorda Bay Nature Park without incident. Matagorda is kind of like one of the small towns along the Delaware Bay in NJ or DE. Not much happening. It looks like we'll have to drive 30 miles...

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Dec 19, 2014 - Matagorda Bay Nature Center, Texas

Matagorda Bay Nature Park is on Matagorda Island at the mouth of the Colorado River on the Gulf of Mexico. We stayed only two nights, as it was very expensive ($45,) But it was a nice park. We camped near the lighted pier that stuck out into the river, and were entertained by the constant stream of fishermen. Most caught flounder, a few caught pelicans. The pier at night was lit by green spotlights aimed at the water, I guess to attract fish. Those lights made evrything white on or near the water phosphorescent. The white pelicans...

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Nov 17, 2011 - Pelicans and San Bernard NWR

We spent a lazy morning watching the pelicans dive for fish. Also we had a man, with what we assume was his father, casting a net for bait fish. They also got 10-12 inch flounder. Good morning entertainment. We left Quintana Jetty about 11am for San Bernard NWR and spent about 3 hours driving and walking in the NWR. We saw quite a bit of wildlife, and two 6' to 8' alligators. Lots and lots of mosquitoes each time we got out of Homer. I took a 3 mile hike along a levy fighting mosquitoes all the way. Fortunately there was a strong breeze to...

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Travels with Homer

Feb 23, 2008 - Inaugural Campout -- Matagorda Park

We went to Matagorda Bay Park which is run the the Lower Colorado River Authority and this is a BEAUTIFUL campground situated right where the Texas Colorado River empties into the gulf. The campground is only like two years old -- built in 2006 and is sparkling clean and well maintained. We had dinner in Bay City, TX at Chili's -- love them burgers! We made smores over the flame on the stove for a treat and the kids loved sleeping in their new bunk beds and talked on their walkie-talkies way past their bed time!

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Happy CampUrhs 2008!



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