Tag Archives: the beach

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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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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Crazed cormorants

Has anyone been down on the beach and noticed that the cormorants are acting more like loons? Staggering around, flapping their wings clumsily, trying to fly but unable to get lift? I saw one yesterday at Marker 51 and today … Continue reading

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Parrot Heads of Port Aransas award check

Despite the wind and chill of a northern front, Sunday, Nov. 27, several members of the Parrot Heads of Port Aransas gathered on the beach to present a check to Tony Amos for the Animal Rehabilitation Keep. The  $11,450 were the proceeds … Continue reading

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How to release a turtle

They don’t fetch. They don’t play Frisbee. They don’t curl up on your lap and purr. But here in Port Aransas, we still love our sea turtles…more

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Beach Bridal Show

Brides-to-be will find everything they need to plan the perfect wedding—from the ceremony to the celebration at the Beach Bridal show, open to the public and free of charge, noon to 5 p.m. at Cinnamon Shore, 5009 Highway 361, Port … Continue reading

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