The Longdogs

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

A Ride on the Galveston Bay

Wednesday morning, we moved just up to Galveston Island State Park. The park is actually on both sides of the highway. The beach sites were all booked when I made our reservation so we had to stay on the bay side. Unfortunately, we were busy site seeing and I forgot to get any pictures of the park. The bay side sites are all in a circle and have 30/50 amp electric and water with a dumpstation available. There are grills spaced around in the center of the circle as well as a pavilion but there is a picnic table at each site. It is a little strange that there are no bathrooms here at all. They may be located down the road at the group campsite but they had that in use for some kind of a camp every day. Fortunately we have our own bathroom with shower and large black and gray tanks.

Wednesday afternoon, we headed over to the ferry dock. Definitely recommend a ferry trip for every one. It is free and you can take your vehicle including RVs across or just walk on and ride across and back which is what we did.

You have the option of staying down on the deck or going upstairs where you can sit inside or go out on the balcony which is what we did. You will probably see dolphins swimming alongside the boat as well as lots of other boats and it is a much longer ride than the ferry at Port Aransas.

Seawolf Park is located on Pelican Island, a former immigration station site. The park has a popular fishing pier, picnic site, and playground. It is also home to the WWII submarine the USS Cavalla and one of only three destroyer escorts in the world, the USS Stewart. The remains of the SS Selma, the largest concrete ship constructed, can be seen from the fishing pier.

There was also lots of other shipping traffic in the area.

There was an announcement that you were allowed to feed the birds but only from the back of the boat. I guess you  can see why.

It looks like a scene out the Alfred Hitchkock movie, the Birds.

We saw this boat pushing a barge and noticed all the smoke.

Hmmmmmm...........something on the back of the boat was on fire. Looked like they finally got it under control before it disappeared from our sight.
We all definitely enjoyed the ferry trip and recommend it. You might see a lot more dolphins than we did.

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