The Longdogs

The Longdogs
Willy, Harley (back center), and Gretchen

People Watching In Corpus Christi Bay

My trip is rolling closer to the end but I wanted to see a few more sites in Corpus Christi. I drove along the bay all the way from Corpus Christi Naval Air Station to downtown. There are beautiful homes of all different styles. There are also a lot of small parks all along the bay. One of the bigger parks is Cole Park which has a lot going on.

Behind the row of cars is a Skate Park and there were a lot of kids and adults taking advantage of it even though it was a rather gray day.

There are picnic tables and a Pavilion which was filled with people.  Nice playground too and an Amphitheater. Although I didn't see anyone today, you will often see windsurfers in the bay and kite flyers on the beach. There are sidewalks with walkers, bikers, and skate boarders.

As we moved closer to the downtown area, Willy at up to take a peak at the bay and the nice little pavilions along the sidewalk. You can park anywhere along this area just a couple of blocks from downtown.

There are three T Heads you can drive onto with lots of boats. This is out on the end of the T Head.

I found this interesting boat tied up but didn't see any more information about it.

Who doesn't love to watch sailboats??? There were many out even though it was rather foggy out on the bay.

I visited in the late afternoon so the shrimp boats were all tied up and there was no activity going on. If you arrive at the right time, you can buy fresh shrimp when they pull in and dock.

This is Landry's Restaurant.

Willy liked the waterfront view.

I think a number of these birds are pelicans.

I was hoping for a harbor cruise but Capt Bill's is apparently no more and there was no one around this ferry. No info on the sign either.

This is the view from the front of the convention center. Boats and palm trees....paradise.

The U.S.S. Lexington across the channel.

These replicas of the Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria used to be in a lot better shape when we were here years ago. They are part of the museum.

Sometimes it's easy to forget that Corpus Christi is also a port for larger ships.  No this is not a larger ship.....

But if you look up the channel past the Texas State Aquarium on the other side....

You will see the big ships tied up in the port.

Another visit to Corpus Christi is definitely in order. There are so many places I didn't get to visit. They have lots of museums. I hope you all get a chance to visit too.


  1. Gosh, this is a very busy port. Good to see that.

  2. The Pinta and Santa Maria are dry docked at the Museum while the Niña is docked at the marina That is the ship you have in photos #8 and 10. Stepping onboard these ships gives a person a sense of the challenges these early explorers experienced in 1492. PS-we lived in Corpus Christi for 20+ years and where there when these ships arrived. There has been hope that the Nina would be used as a tourist attraction sailing in Corpus Christi Bay.

    1. Thanks so much for the clarification. The Pinta and Santa Maria are not in good shape these days but I didn't get inside the musuem where I would have had to be to see them up really close. On the other hand, the Nina looked real good. We visited Corpus in the early days when the ships were new in town too. I cannot imagine sailing across the ocean in the ships because they really are not all that big.

  3. I would have liked to have been there when the shrimp boats come in. I need to get back in that area some time again.

  4. The pics do suggest that you had a hell of enjoyment at this trip. you are lucky to have time for such a great fun and being a part of numerous happenings. Just keep updating your blog as i m loving it.


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