Freedom and Liberty

Freedom and Liberty
I travel in Freedom but sleep in the security of Liberty (not only on the road, but in this amazing country of ours)

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Weather, Weather, Weather

Location: Quintana Beach County Campground; Quintana, Texas (south of Houston)

all pictures taken with Nokia Lumia Icon 929 Cell Phone


Ever since I've left on this short trip the weather has been an issue, one way or the other. It seems if it wasn't cold, it was windy or raining. Well now that I'm on the coast, the temperature has gotten right with the daytime temps in the low to mid 70's and the nighttime temps falling into the mid 60's. But even though it has been dry, warmer and only breezy, the weather people have still found a way to mess things up. This time it is fog. Not just morning fog that burns off once the sun comes out,,,, nope, this stuff stays around all day long. It gets dense too with visibility down to a couple hundred yards. Being unfamiliar with the area, trying to drive in it would be crazy. It will tease you a little bit and lift for a few hours but then comes back that evening. Strange stuff. 
I found a pair of benches to watch a large cargo ship enter Freeport Harbor. The fog had lifted just enough for the ship to safely enter. It started fogging up again a few hours later. 

A close up of the ship as I enjoyed the benches.

The ship made it safely into the harbor leaving behind the two long jetties that protect the harbor and guide the ships in and out. If the weather cooperates, I hope to walk to the end of one of them. 

This is the beach in front of the county campground/park. The fishing pier in the background and of course the umbrella/Copacabana like things on the beach. I'm sure it is packed with people on a nice summer day. 
I've been forced to follow the current weather and forecast closer than I usually do because of this strange weather pattern that seems to be following me. It seems to this uneducated traveler that the cold fronts coming out of the north are just strong enough to make it to the Gulf coast before stalling out. After they sit here for a day it changes to a warm front and moves north to collide with the next cold front coming down, causing rain and wind. This pattern seems to be repeating itself over and over. What is needed is a strong enough front to blow everything through the area an into the Gulf. Almost like erasing a blackboard. Oh well, even though the fog has kept me inside more than I wanted, at the wind is strong enough to keep the mosquitoes at bay when I am able to get outside. Always a silver lining, just have to look for it.
From my favorite National weather site. It is from the National Weather Prediction Center (1/2 to 2 1/2 days out). Just a mess everywhere, but Kansas better watch out. 

I'll be here through Sunday before heading on a little farther north and closer to Louisiana. I'm thinking about heading to the Bolivar Peninsula after leaving here. I've stayed there a few times in the past and it suits me well.  

Ya'll take care of each other. I'll Cya down the road.

3 comments:

  1. Weather is no better here in Rockport. Be safe.

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  2. Great pictures! That map looks scary! I remember several years ago when we were at South Padre there was lots of fog there too..but I'd still love to go back! Hoping you can get out and enjoy soon!

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  3. Stay ahead of the crazy weather. Quite a winter everywhere.

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