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Freedom and Liberty
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Sunday, March 17, 2019

Waves Across the Jetty and Pictures


Location: Quintana Beach County Campground; Quintana, Texas 

All pictures taken with Nokia Lumia Icon 929 Cell Phone

Nine days is too long to stay in one place when I'm traveling. I keep re-learning this lesson. But the porch lights are almost on and I'll be heading home soon. Tomorrow is moving day and I have reservations at an old familiar campground. I'll be staying 6 days at Bolivar Peninsula RV Park in Crystal Beach, Texas. It is just ferry ride away from Galveston Island while I will be taking several times during my stay. There has been lots of thinking time while staying here at Quintana since the weather restricted a lot of things I had planned. I may continue that and finalize some things at Bolivar. 

Until then here are a few pictures I was able to take when I was able to get out and about:
Another large ship entering Freeport harbor. There are a couple of large parking lots with new cars near the campground. I'm not sure if they are coming or going, but this ship looks to be part of the plan.

I was lucky in catching a small storm and high tide at the same time while walking alone on the south jetty. I wasn't able to make it to the end due to large waves crashing over the jetty.



You can see the waves crashing over the end of the jetty. It was a very powerful feeling. I liked it.

Looking back towards land. This was the best experience I had here at Quintana.




This was on a quieter day while driving around the community of Surfside. That is the north jetty on the right in the picture.

Looking at the north jetty. The tide was in again on this day. It was also very chilly outside with the wind blowing.
Old Glory is looking pretty good against the dark sky

Beach-house living anyone???


Maybe a little too close to the water???

The beach is about 20 yards out the back door. I wonder if you get tired of the view after a while? 
Ya'll take care of each other. I'll Cya down the road.


6 comments:

  1. WOW Those jetties have really gone downhill since I last fished there in 2001. The beach has been slowly moving inland for most of my life down there. Many houses have fallen into the Gulf in my lifetime. Be safe and enjoy Bolivar. I spent a lot of time there also in my younger life. I will be looking for the pictures of my old stomping grounds. Be safe my friend.

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    1. The jetties are still solid, but would seem to be dangerous to fish from with slippery blocks sitting at odd angles. Be safe in your trip back to Bama.

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  2. Being at the beach or on a pier or a jetty during some good wave action is always humbling. To see & feel the power of Mother Nature from a relatively safe place is great!
    I lived for several years 300 feet from the ocean in Pacifica Calif (Santa Rosa Ave, just up from the pier). I had to walk down to see the water but I could always hear it. I never got tired of it.

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    1. Some of the most memorable times from the Navy was riding out a violent storm while traveling alone in the middle of the ocean. When word would come from the bridge to the crew,,, "all weather decks are now closed." Yep, exciting times and I know you know about what I'm talking about,,, Mr. X-Coastie,,:)

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  3. I'd have to say I'd never tire of the view or listening to the waves! Beautiful pictures Darrell!

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