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... walk on the beech and explored the marshes. I went in my T-shirt and walked briskly as it was still cool but I wanted a bit of sun. Lots of interesting shells and bits of flotsam to see. The sky is so vast here as everything is so low with few palm ...
... to it being here. My introduction to Texas.
Took two free ferries to get over waterways. A great change of pace and I saw lots of huge tankers, birds galore and a pod of dolphins feeding in the bay!
In Galveston I had a Cajan catfish, oyster and shrimp dinner looking out at the water as the sun went down. Camped in the back of my truck at the Galveston State Park.
Naturally the weather was not so great for the start of the Lone Star Rally. Chilly rain on Thursday. Chilly but without rain Friday, so off we went to Galveston on the bikes. Huge crowd. They close down several blocks so it is a huge party with food and booze vendors in the streets. The other great thing about this rally is it is all free. Entrance, concerts, everything but the food and drinks of course. Amazing bikes, crazy fun stuff to see, but without the ...
... but a hurricane devastated the town in 1900 - holds the record as the United States' deadliest natural disaster.
Spent the night at Texas City just north of Galveston. Did some shopping across the road at outlet stores.
... around Galveston Bay, thru the Houston area traffic and then down to Galveston, we turned south before the Bay and headed to the Bolivar Peninsula. At the end of the Peninsula, there is a free ferry that runs back and forth to Galveston. Along the Bolivar Peninsula, we had views of the Gulf of Mexico, and saw some interesting subdivisions full of houses on high stilts (presumably in the event of flooding). ...