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One of the attractions of the Goose Island area is an old Coastal Live Oak tree that is over 1,000 years old. It's true age is unknown. It is surrounded by several of its offspring (children?). The state park takes care of the tree and waters it during drought and provides support for some of its limbs. It was an interesting visit and as usual, there were no other people around. She is a survivor.
|1,000+ year old Coastal Live Oak tree.|
|Nice "thinking benches" surround the tree.|
There is a long fishing pier in the park and people seem to congregate around a channel that goes under the highest part. I haven't fished since I was a child and have been thinking about maybe getting back into it. I'm just not sure if I need another addiction, yet. I think the gentlemen said they were catching sheepshead fish. They caught two while I was talking with them but I didn't think to take a picture until I left. They seemed to be enjoying themselves even with a cool wind blowing. The walk out on the fishing pier was nice and provided a couple good pictures.
|Freedom parked at the fishing pier parking lot|
|The dry part in the water is an oyster shell walkway. I assume it is man-made but haven't confirmed it yet. There are stairs leading from the pier to the oyster shells.|
|I liked this one because of the patch of blue sky|
|Looking back along the pier. I bet there have been many hours of fishing along this place.|
|From the fishing pier looking back towards the campground.|
As I was walking around Liberty checking for any wind damage I was reminded about how close I parked to the picnic shelter. I would like to say it was intentional but it was accidental. I measured the distance for the slide to clear the water spigot and only briefly looked up to the overhang. I got lucky by about 3 inches. Maybe I should print this picture and put it on my sun-visor as a reminder.
|An inch is as good as a mile????|
|The fixings for fried shrimp|
Ya'll take care of each other. I'll Cya down the road.