Thursday, April 27, 2006


For our little mini-honeymoon we flew to Corpus Christi and stayed in the little island town of Port Aransas. We hung our hats at a little inn named the Tarpon Inn, and had a lovely, undisturbed (no phones, t.v. or clocks) three days of wedded bliss.

Mustang Island and Padre Island are also major bird habitats/refuges, so we aslo went down to the National Seashore on Padre Island. Apparently it's the longest undisturbed barrier island habitat in the world, and also a critical mid-point for migrating birds-- also the only habitat for the Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle. Unluckily for us, the turtles had yet to come to shore and lay eggs, but we did see a TON of birds!!! I've never seen a beach so full of birds... pretty amazing. Of course, all we had was the crappy little disposable we bought at the bait shop, so following is the only pics we got:

One of the many flocks of brown pelicans that cruised the air pockets above the dunes.
A Great Blue Heron! It's supposed to be pretty rare to see them on the ocean side of the island, but from what we could tell, that's what it is! (We were actually MUCH closer than this photo looks like)


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