Sunday, August 24, 2014

Photo-of-the-Week #173 Padre Island On An Overcast Day, Near Corpus Christi, Texas, September 2003

Just another day at the beach. This is a somewhat lonely section of the Padre Island National Seashore near Corpus Christi, Texas. There is something about an overcast day on the beach - with a lonely seagull. The weathered pilings just add to the starkness of this setting.

Padre Island is a beautiful beach on the Gulf coast of Texas. Campers can camp on the beach. It's a really nice place. I like the starkness of this photo. It's different from most seashore photos you see, though.

If you ever get down to the southern part of Texas, be sure to drive out on Padre Island. I find it a great place to hang out.


  1. We were at South Padre over the holidays in '93/'94 at the Galeon Bay Club timeshare, and it was windy and cold that whole week before Christmas. Finally, on Christmas Day, the day we left, it finally cleared up, the wind died down, the sun came out, and we had a good day on the beach. From there, we headed into Harlingen with the 40-foot Bounder and stayed at Park Place for another week. I got the flu on New Years Day, and it was one of the two worst cases of my life. I could have died and felt better! After we get out here next year to travel full-time, I'm sure we will pass through that area again at some point in the future, but will choose a better time of the year!

  2. Hello Ed,
    I'm working on a documentary film about the Freedom of life on the American Road for a major cable network. I'd love to talk to you about your life! Please email me when you have a moment at I hope to hear from you!

    1. Hi Matthew, Thanks for for your comment and checking in on the blog. I'd be delighted to talk with you about your documentary. I'll drop you an email so we can arrange to chat.