Brrrrrrr, it was cold at the beach!
FIrst stop Buc-ees: HOT coffee. Second stop: the jetties.
The first image is of an oil tanker coming into the port. Today I learned that some tankers are so heavy, they are already partially emptied off shore (as this one was). Why is their load lightened? So the tanker does not drag the water way as they head in. Also, you can see all the happy seagulls (you might have to enlarge the picture to see this better), they are eating shrimp that is churned up as the tanker and tug boats pass.
The sweet little kitty in the second image, I can only imagine, was waiting for someone to open the door and let her/him in.
I did say it was cold, that is relative of course to each of our surroundings. Those of you in the north, are thinking ‘right, there isn’t even any snow in that picture, you want cold, come up here!’. Well, for Texas, it was pretty cold this morning- 36 degrees. However, once down at the beach (at 7:30am) it was the wind that had us turning around after and hour, most of which was spent in the car ;). So now I sit with a fire burning in the fireplace, hot tea in hand, warm and content.
“Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating: there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kind of good weather.” John Ruskin (English writer and critic of art, architecture, and society. 1819-1900)