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Part of Charlie's Pasture is open again.

After the flooding in town and along the other coastal areas from last week, I decided to drive to the islands and check things out. A couple of my favorite areas to walk the boardwalks and trails didn't have much birding action, so I headed to the ship channel and Charlie's Pasture. Hooray!! The park road that follows the channel was open!! Partially. And there were warning signs all along the banks "Heavy Hurricane Damage, Proceed With Caution". The main gate to the pasture and boardwalk was locked tight...I got out of the car once I parked, and walked in. In all areas, I felt good getting out and about again! It seems like ages since I've actually totaled my step goal!!

This is some of what I saw...





Two Eurasian Collared Doves and Dragon Fly



Eurasian Collared Dove and Brown Pelican



Black Bellied Whistling Ducks and Many White Caps  on the Gulf



Fisherman on the South Jetty and look closely...a dolphin surfacing



Lydia Ann Lighthouse in Aransas Pass and my favorite trail at Charlie's Pasture..still out.



Part of Charlie's Pasture still inaccessible and a washed out trail.


Once home, I got creative and made cinnamon rolls!!  Fresh, hot cinnamon rolls.