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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.
Your engineering skills really show with your measure of that "inch". Really nice pier it looks very long. What body of water is that..a lake or what?ReplyDelete
Shrimp look good. I would have fried them for you Baby Brother if I were there so you wouldn't have had to slave over a hot stove for hours! Continue to enjoy your adventure! Take care love you
The water is Aransas Bay. Big and shallow.
Love your blog - you caught my interest with Mustang Island pics (since I primitive camp there every few months) after I saw your comment on OFM's blog. I just spent over 4 hours reading your entire adventure so far. Looking forward to checking in on you daily. Your mileage already is very impressive. Safe travels to you!ReplyDelete
I'm glad you enjoyed it. I saw some tent campers on the beach at Mustang. It was windy, wet and cold. I don't think I would like that at all.
Glad you like HEB. Their pepper sauce used on the patty melt is available too and really good. HEB brand chili is good and spicy too, in the can. Yep. Better make a final run before leaving us.ReplyDelete
I like the new Tobasco Chipolte sauce. I tried it when I toured the factory and ended up buying a big bottle. I put it on lots of things
Did you hunt the cache at the old tree? I love those old trees.ReplyDelete
No, I didn't look for the cache. Geocaching is still a second thought for me.
Cool Trees! We would love to climb them! Ummm...the fried shrimp!!!!ReplyDelete