San Jose Island
Jan 25, 2010
|The weather here was not ideal my first week. See how foggy
but as you can see in this one, it doesn't stop the fun.
we finally got a day of sunshine though and I headed to town on the trolley. They have new buses this year
and the routes have changed a little but they still pick up right here at the park and the drivers are still as friendly and helpful as they were last year. I walked around the town park (Roberts Point) for a while looking for dolphins. They weren't playing here this day but I did see this handsome fellow
Lots of people were out enjoying the day like these folks
Some were fishing, of course, from this pier
And as you get off the ferry, this is your first sight of this lovely little town
There is a small museum here which I decided to visit. It is mostly photos explaining the history of the jetties and how they were built to stop the movement of the sea. The did have this one artifact on display. the lamp from a former lighthouse, no longer used or necessary.
Today, I went to a local island named San Jose, or St Jo, as the locals call it. It is tiny and uninhabited, not a building of any kind, not a table, or a bench or even a port-a-potty. We left from fisherman's wharf and it's just a short boat ride, just time to relax
. This fellow was guarding the harbor entrance
Lots of people go out out there to fish, like these men.
The beach was very wide and undisturbed, but disappointingly full of trash.
There were lots more seashells there which is the reason I went out and I was able to get a few nice unbroken ones and an unbroken sand dollar as well. These dogs had a good time also
This is the view of the south jetty back in town
I thought this was interesting, but I'm not sure what it represents.
There were names on them, so maybe there was a boating accident or some other kind of drowning here. After enjoying a nice lunch which I had brought along, I walked backed along the jetty and was able to see a few dolphins cavorting around. Don't know how well they show up here.
Walked a little further and chatted with a few people fishing. This guy's "mom" said he was fishing also.
I didn't see him catch anything, but you never know. After a couple hours, the boat came back
and I made my way home in time for dime bingo at the rec hall. It's forecasted to get quite chilly on Friday so I plan to head to Corpus to the aquarium.