Thursday, October 23, 2008


It's Thursday (I think) and we're in Matagorda. The water is not nearly as nice here as it is in Port A and Rockport. It's starting to look more like home! We made it in yesterday afternoon ahead of the front that blew in around 10:00 pm last night. Tomorrow we will head for Freeport. There's not much to do here in Matagorda but we had a great visit from our friends Robert and Carolyn who live on their boat in Palacious. It was fun to get to see them because they are leaving to cruise the Bahamas in the next few weeks and it might be a while before we see them again. We are so happy that they are getting to live the dream.

One interesting thing in Matagorda Harbor - we are sitting here listening to shrimp clicking on the bottom of the boat. It's a weird sound. Hopefully they are cleaning the algae off the bottom!

We had a little surprise when we docked yesterday afternoon. Two nice men from the boat next to us on the transient dock came over to help us with our lines. One of them turned out to be Ed Campbell author of the "famous among Texas cruisers" book, Campbell's Guide to Cruising Texas. It was fun to visit with him and his friend Brent. Brent Van Sickle heads up an orchestra. You can check out is web site at . We had a great time telling stories while Troy and Brent played guitar and sang for us.

Ed Campbell

Dolphin in Matagorda Bay. We saw many dolphins on this trip and they were fun to watch as they swam along with the boat.

Great Blue Heron along the banks of the ICW

But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep. ~ Robert Frost

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