Monday, May 22, 2017

The Beach

Yes, we had been to the beach, Galveston Island to be exact. Galveston Island sits in the Gulf of Mexico below the state of Texas, and is connected to the mainland by a long causeway bridge.We have friends with a beach house there who invited us down for a couple of days.

Pink Oleander
I am not much of a beach person, but I love the smell of the salt air, the sound of the waves and the Sea Gulls.

We did get a lot of exercise, walking on the beach three miles each day.

There are a lot of things to see on the beach. At first I though these were yellow flowers, but taking a closer look realized they were yellow leaves
The Sea Gulls were everywhere
and brown Pelicans floating overhead.
You do have to be careful where you step. This little critter is a Portuguese Man Of War and those tentacles can give you a nasty sting.

Tomorrow we will tour the island


  1. That looks great to be there. I am not a beach person either but with the kids we have been to Spain and the South of France. I liked that but without kids I get bored there now. I have no patience to sit in the sun, it is to hot for me. Walking is better but not in the loose sand!

  2. One of my cousins lived in Galveston for a year or two. Beautiful shots!

  3. Your photos make me yearn for beach time. The house looks like a great place to stay.