To get to Port Aransas you get to take a ferry ride. The ferry crossing was quick and uneventful.
The walk that starts at the Tarpon Inn. Wonderful old place! It was built in 1886 with surplus lumber from Civil War barracks. It was built to house the men working on the Mansfield Jetty. After the jetty was completed, the building became a hotel and its been one ever since. It is on the National Register of Historic Places.
The actual directions have you walk from the Tarpon Inn down to the beach and along the beach and back. We skipped the “walk to the beach” and drove down to park so we could walk further along the beach.
We saw several dead blow fish on the beach.
I don’t think I’ve ever seen a pigeon on the beach before, so this is a rare bird sighting.
We continued on down the beach past this wooden pier.
We also saw lots of starfish on the beach.
Storm clouds begin to roll in and it appeared we might get wet, but only a few sprinkles got us.
After an hour and a half we turned around to head back to the car.
Passing back under the pier.
This is just a baby crab, I enlarged the picture. We picked up several of the speckled crab shell while walking (minus the actual crab).