We woke up around 8am, it is a beautiful sunny morning, the temperature at this hour is 14 Celsius. Going to be a high of 23 Celsius today under clear blue skies.
We ate breakfast and worked on our computers. We finished unpacking and organizing our trailer. At noon we had lunch and then we headed out for a drive North as far as the road will allow us to go.
The first stop is at the South Padre Island Visitors Center to look at the sand sculpture they have in their lobby.
We drove till we got to the road blocks across the road. I am unsure why the road is closed at this point because it actually does continue for another couple of miles before the pavement ends. We got out here, (Beach Access #6) and walked for an hour along the beach, watching the shore birds and looking for interesting sea shells.
People were fishing from the waters edge.
Lots of sea shells and someone took the time to make this heart out of sea shells.
We decided to go to the Birding Center, but I was wearing my sandals and needed to change into proper shoes, so we headed back to our trailer. Along the way we stopped to watch the horseback riders heading down to the beach to ride along the seashore.
Now that I have proper shoes on, we spent a couple of hours at the South Padre Island Birding Center.
The Visitors Center is brand new since we were here 3 years ago. All of the original boardwalks are still in place, but many new ones have been built. There is now an entrance fee, which is $4.00 per person per day, but we bought a pass that allows us to come every day.
Whenever we come here we wind up taking over 200 photos of the birds, but I will just show some of the better photos here.
A Northern Pintail Duck
An American Coot
A Snowy Egret
A Roseate Spoonbill
A Great Blue Heron
A Tricolored Heron
A Reddish Egret
Back at our trailer, I fired up the BBQ and then we went to the Sunset Deck to watch another spectacular sun set.
After the sunset, the BBQ was ready and I cooked some hotdogs, nothing fancy, but very delicious.
To see all of our photos from today you can click on this link to our FLICKR site.