Category Archives: the beach

Fantastic escape

It’s the height of Spring Break here where I live. This being a tourist destination, hordes of students (and some teachers, too) head this way, taking a breather from the rigors of Academia. Welcome! Enjoy our beaches. Build a bonfire. Play … Continue reading

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Don’t miss The Sand Band

This year, The Sand Band will perform at Treasure Island on Friday, April 29th, playing their own original music and many TropRock covers. Continue reading

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It’s Shark Week

It’s Shark Week. Have you read Naked Came the Sharks yet? OK, these sharks travel on two legs but they can be just as deadly.

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Ephemeral art

SandFest 2014 brings a festival of ephemeral art to Port Aransas Friday through Sunday, April 11 through 13, 2014. This is the 18th Annual Texas SandFest. More than a dozen world-class master sculptors and hundreds of amateurs will create stunning … Continue reading

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SPAMSPAMSPAMSPAMSPAM

The kids have gone back to school. The summer visitors have gone home. Our beaches are deserted and we can navigate Alister Street without having to dodge golf carts and jaywalking tourists. Summer is if not officially over, effectively over. … Continue reading

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Buried treasure!

Oooo, shiny! Saw these sparkling in the sand on my beachwalk this morning. A veritable bounty of pirate treasure. Finders keepers.

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Hummers!

They’re here! I’ve got hummingbirds flitting around in my mesquite and vitex trees. So if you’ve got hummingbird feeders, it’s time to get them out!

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Positive outlook

Here in the hurricane zone, we can take a little comfort in the forecast that The Weather Channel has issued for the 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season. The preseason forecast calls for “below-average” storm activity: 11 named storms, 6 hurricanes and 2 major hurricanes … Continue reading

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It’s da bomb

On this morning’s beach walk I spotted a bomb half-buried in the sand at the shoreline. No kidding! And it was smoking. Officer Jim Williams from the Port Aransas Police Department got called out to investigate. He suspected it had … Continue reading

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The good, the bad and the ugly

Good: Yesterday and this morning on my beach walk I’ve found roses — long-stemmed roses — strewn on the shore. I understand there was a cruise ship that passed by over the weekend and passengers tossed roses into the water. … Continue reading

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