Last Friday was the turning point. Up until then, we were experiencing hot and humid weather. It couldn’t be better. But the weatherman was forecasting a cool down and rain for the weekend. How much could the weather change in a few days? We were about to find out.
Friday morning I headed out for my walk on the beach. With shorts and a T-shirt and my camera in hand, I headed for the beach. Sure it looked black in the north and to the east, but I still thought I could get a good walk in. Boy was I wrong.
I had gotten down the beach quite a ways when it started to rain a little. It didn’t look like it was going to let up so I turned around and headed back to the RV. Let me tell you, it didn’t let up at all. It got worse. When I finally got inside the RV I was soaked to the skin. I could have wrung water out of my clothes. Boy that second shower of the day felt good.
The day didn’t start off all that great and slowly progressed down hill from there. What do you do with wet clothes, throw them in the washer, of course. The next thing I knew, the dryer was running but the drum wasn’t turning. The belt had broken. We were able to order a new belt from the local RV repair place, but it wouldn’t arrive until Monday. I hope my shoes would be dry by then.
Well with the rain and wind on Friday, came the cold temperatures. Just as the weatherman had predicted. We went from near 30℃ to 10℃ in a day. We didn’t see any sunshine until late Tuesday afternoon. The wind had died down and the sun peaked out just before sunset. We are both hoping that this will be the last cold spell for the winter. Fingers crossed.
Wednesday wasn’t all that warmer, temperature wise. But it sure felt warmer because the sun was out all day. Now Thursday was great. Sun all day with hardly any wind. I was able to resume my beach walks. Here are a few of the sites around South Padre Island I was able to capture today.
We have a new beach pavilion being built just behind us. We thought we should take a “before” picture to see how much progress is made during the winter. Now I just need to remember to take an “after” picture before we leave in the spring.
There was a lot of activity in the shipping channel today.
At the jetty there were many fishermen/fisherwoman. Some dressed in shorts and T-shirts, others in down coats and toques. But there was one person fishing with a net. Look at this series of photos to see the action.
As I said, the ocean was much calmer today.
And the sunsets are wonderful.