Today, we were up by 6:30 as we needed to meet everyone by 8:30 at Mac and Lynette’s. Today’s adventure would take us to South Padre Island’s
Pier 19. Here
we boarded our
tour boat. We headed out past the
Island KOA and the
Coast Guard Station. As we continued out in the bay, we saw
shrimpers coming in. We left
the island behind us and started looking for what we came to see….the
Bottlenose Dolphins. They were having
fun playing in and around the boat. We traveled on out past the
camping area at the State Park until we finally reached the mouth of the bay and the
gulf. Here we turned around and headed back into the bay. Soon, we spotted yet another
dolphin friend. I think he was talking to
Mr. Pelican, who was flying right overhead.
On the way back we passed by the
Long Island Village. All of these homes are built
with access to the water. There are row after row of these sites. Soon we were at the
Swing Bridge and the bridge operator
swung the gate open wide for us to go through.
Our next treat came when one of deck hands
dropped this net out into the water. A little while later, he hauled in
our catch. We had
bait fish and
I missed what this little guy was…because I was too interested in getting to
hold the Puffer. And, I am not sure he liked being held because when we put in back in the tank he
decided to get really “puffy”!
All too soon, we found ourselves back dockside. Now, included with the purchase of our tour tickets
was lunch. The choice was
shrimp! Both were delicious.
After lunch and needing to do a little walking, we decided to do a little shopping while on the island. We also stopped back in Port Isabel to do a little more shopping. When we were shopped out, we headed back the 90 miles to Mission.
It was a great 3 hour tour that turned out to be an all day adventure and one that won’t soon be forgotten. As I close this entry…
my friend and I would like to say, we too hope you enjoyed our three hour tour and…