Saturday, February 09, 2008

Road Trip

After Friday's floating and fishing it was time to launch the newest boat in the fleet. Tracy and I came up with a plan to head south down highway 35 and do some exploring.

Our first attempt was interrupted a few miles into the trip by the "check engine" light on the Jeep so we quickly came up with plan B. The Jeep is still under the manufacturer's warranty so I had to wait until Monday for the dealership service center to open.

I swapped the yak pads over from the shorter bars on the Jeep to the long bars that fit on the Sierra. By 9:45AM we were back on the road and headed south.

We covered a lot of ground from Bay City to Palacios, Port Lavaca, Rockport, Aransas Pass' and Port A before turning back north for the trip home.

We visited Goose Island state park and found the Light House Lakes paddle trails on the way to the Port A ferry but there were too many folks at the park and it was too late to paddle by the time we got to LHL.

We drove out on the beach at Port A and had a quick supper at the Trout Street Grill.
All in all not a bad way to spend the day..we even took some pics along the way so here are my entries:

Seagull in Rockport

Pelican at Goose Island

Lone Fisherman

On the Jetties at Port A

Next time we are launching the fleet!


Paul Batchelder said...

The LHL trail is on my short list of places I want to paddle on the coast.

Bawana said...

Was it the gas cap???