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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Gulf Waters, Finally meeting our friends, Surf fishing and farewell

Well I'm working on catching up the blog and we finally made it to Corpus Christi to meet our friends Faye and Dave from The Wandering Camels. We will be traveling with them for the next 3 weeks on our way to Gulf State Park. They tried to get us to stay at the Mustang Island SP but we didn't know if we would be comfortable there so we made a reservation at Colonia Del Rey RV Park about 15 miles away. Now we wish we would have listened to them, it would have been right off the beach and only 5 miles from them. We learned a lesson...listen to your friends. Anyway, we had a great time when we finally got together at their park, Gulf Waters on the Port Aransas Island. They showed us around the park and we took a fun ride on a golf cart a friend let them use to ride up and down the beach. It has horns on the front and everyone that sees it give us a the thumb up or a big smile.


The next day we went back to the park and Dave, being the great fisherman he is, gave me one of his poles and we hit the beach to do some surf fishing.



What a fun time we had. I could really get used to this life on the beach. I actually had beginners luck and got the first 2-3 fish of the day. However they weren't really big enough to keep so we gave one to a Blue Heron that was standing near by and we threw the other one back in.

Dave calls him Steal a Fish

There were a couple other guys fishing near us and one of them caught a hammer head shark. It was a baby but pretty cool.


After a few photos we went back to our fishing and the guy on the other side of us caught a Black Drum and a Gaff Catfish. I didn't get a photo but they were big enough to keep and the guy didn't want them so we took them and Dave fileted them and we had them for dinner that night. Yum, Yum.

We used shrimp as bait and you could feel the fish nibbling at the bait and you would jerk the pole to try and snag them on the hook. Typically they would eat our bait without us being able to get them on the line. We would then walk out into the surf and cast the line past the breakers to get to calm waters so they would take the bait.




That was a fantastic time on the beach. The girls were out horseback riding while we caught our dinner. Everyone had a wonderful time. The girls joined us on the beach when they got back. That was one of Glenda's bucket list items. Riding a horse on the beach and she has now done it. Faye and Glenda had a great time and maybe they can do it again in the future when we come back and visit them there again.

Dave, being the ultimate chef, had a mess of shrimp and with the fish we caught and were given, we had a delicious fish, shrimp fry that evening. OMG, the batter he uses is so light and tasty. There is no way we can repay them for that great meal.

We were only in the area for 2 days so the second day we did some walking on the beach and because they were leaving the next day their friends had a happy hour for them and we were invited.

We met Pat and Reana and Duwayne and Jackie who provided some snacks to go with the drinks. Glenda brought some cheese and crackers and salami. The stories flowed along with the food and drink. It was a lot of fun meeting the folks that Faye and Dave were hanging with this past winter.




After our happy hour, Faye and Dave walked us back to where our truck was parked. We would be seeing them the next day at our next destination. Brazos Bend SP as we all travel through TX, LA and MS on our way to the big party in Gulf Shores, AL. Lots of folks to meet that are friends of Faye and Dave from their Alaska trip last summer. Lots more to see and do on our way. Make sure you stay tuned. You might see some interesting amphibians and wildlife as we travel. Until next time. thanks for following along. ARE YOU READY FOR SOME SEAFOOD? I am.




8 comments:

  1. Glad you could share in some of the fun at Gulf Waters. So glad to be able to share this time with you two.

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    1. We enjoyed getting to know your friends there.

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  2. We did have a good time but you left me on the edge of my seat, what going to happen next? Whens the next posting? Was the seafood good? Was a culinary orgasm achieved? So many questions, so few answers. I guess I'll have to wait!!!!

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    1. Dave, I told you that's the whole idea to leave you on the edge of your seat so you'll come back and read more. I'll let you know later. I know you can wait. Ha-ha

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  3. Glad you are enjoying the Gulf Shores fishing and riding on the beech.
    You left this area just on time. Presently getting slammed with high winds.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

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    1. Getting our share of seafood for sure. We had some high winds yesterday and rain too. All clear today. Take care.

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  4. How fun! We'd really like to check out that area in TX some day. Enjoy that yummy seafood!

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    1. You should. I could get used to surf fishing every day. It was a lot of fun. We are enjoying. :-)

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