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... Peninsula. Looked at Gilchrist, that had been wiped out by Hurricane Ike in 2008. Now rebuilt, with all homes built on stilts high above ground. Caught the FREE ferry to Galveston. First ferry since Ireland! Drove to Johnson Space Centre. Did tram tour that took us to the original Mission Control used for Apollo programs, ( like being on the set of "Apollo 13".) and then to the Saturn V rocket shed. Apparently this rocket ...
... paddies (need lots of rice for Cajun food)
Then we saw lots of oil donkeys as we approached the coast. Shipping on an inland canal, protecting oil ships from the sea.
We camped at High Island. It is high because it is on a salt dome, which is associated with finding oil underneath. It is also a bird sanctuary for migrating water birds.
The camp had lots of noisy birds, beautiful iridescent blue on black, called ...
... about on the beach stealing some of the rays but all in all the beach looks desolate. We walk down a rocky walkway that looks as if you are walking into the water, we park our butts for 5 mins and watch a pelican in the water. It's very calming and peaceful, I could sit here all day but it is rather warm and we aren't prepared. We walk back up the walkways and head to the aquarium, we wander around goffing about, trying on hats and fighting with snakes, ...
... get a porter, you skip the queue. As for us with foreign passports. The porters will have to go through the same customs line so not a big deal. The queue on this line is much shorter anyway.
Found our shuttle waiting for us and took us straight to our car - too ...
... can't brag about the beach. I don't know why there are so many trees and branches on the beach. Combined with all the seaweed that rolls in constantly, it's not like the beaches we are used to on the west coast. During the night it felt like a true gale. We were rocking and rolling again and the wind was howling. So, there were really big piles of seaweed along the beach the next morning.
The water ...