As my previous post ended with:
...short on step tally for my morning walk, I ended up back on another jetty at Packery Channel on NORTH Padre Island. Here, the currents are always a bit more menacing on certain days. I enjoy the salty air, the crackling of the waves hitting the huge boulders and watching the spray as the consistent motion ebbs and flows, jutting high, higher in the open air, then...recedes. At first I stopped to get some photos...IN FRONT of the breakers; occasionally requiring me to back up a bit so as not to get soaked. Then, it dawned on me..."Get BEHIND the wave Anni"
Black Clam Shells - Penshell Shell [according to websites, this penshell is "RARE"]
Gulls & Terns - Cormorant Flew into the Surf
Breaker on the Jetty Boulders - Curl
Receding Tide - Behind the Crashing Wave
Ringbilled Gull - Behind the Crashing Wave
The Beginning of the Wave - The End of the Wave
Middle of the Wave - The Peak before Receding
The Peak - The Spray Curl
Walking Back - Storm Clouds toward the Pier...Quickly burning Off
...and close to where I parked the car, remnants of Sand Castles:
Concluding my day with photos taken at Packery Channel on NORTH Padre Island. But, first, bear with me Texas residents...I know you know this already...still, once again, for those who have been to or have heard of SOUTH Padre Island along the Texas Coast, NORTH Padre Island, where I live, is approximately one hundred ninety miles driving distance [about 120 miles as the crow flies] from Port Isabel, Texas and the southern tip of the barrier island [South Padre Island]. Padre Island is the largest of the Texas barrier islands and is the world's longest barrier island. I know there is some confusion with visitors here when I read comments left for me. It's NOT the same areas...so, hope this clears it up somewhat for those that have me and my hometown pictured differently when I mention Padre Island in my posts. If it helps, enlarge the map I provide here to see the span between where I am [NORTH P.I.] and the resort section of Padre Island.