Tag Archives: the beach

Spring sale

I’ve tweaked the hard cover edition of “Naked Came the Sharks” and now it’s good to go. If you had taken it into your head to get one (and I have to admit the hard cover is pretty cool), lucky … Continue reading

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Sanding revisited

Seems that I’ve kicked off my fourth year of Dee-Scovering by recollecting a bit of auld lang syne. My very first post was about my 2010 sand sculpting lesson with DC Sandman, Chip Cooper… more

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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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Postcard from Camp NaNoWriMo, Week 2

Greetings from Camp NaNoWriMo, where I’m in the second week of a month-long writing marathon with a goal of 50,000 words. You may recall that last week, right in the middle of a sentence, my beloved but funky keyboard quit. … 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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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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Jump into the New Year

Jump into the new year. Start at the Mustang Beach Airport. Then, skydive over the beach on Mustang Island, Saturday, December 31, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. until Sunday, January 1, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. First timers are welcome as tandem parachute … Continue reading

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