Don't forget to click to enlarge any of the pictures. The bird photos in particular look much better when enlarged.
This beautiful blue heron came by every morning for breakfast! He had a veritable buffet off of the boat slip each morning.
On Friday we took the short ferry ride to Port Aransas. Cait caught this pelican watching over the bay as we passed.
Port Aransas coming into view. The ferry ride takes about 3 minutes, but during high season you can wait up to 2 hours to board!
I was so excited to see these white pelicans! This was the first time we had visited in the fall. I had no idea that they even came to this part of the gulf. Sorry about the picture quality, I only had my little point and shoot with me when I saw them. And I had to clamber over a seawall and construction site to get the shot, with Cait yelling at me in the background "Mom, you're going to end up in the bay!!"
This is a shot of the Fulton Mansion. This gorgeous home overlooks the bay and is now a museum. We have never been here during the open tour times. Maybe next visit!
I love this shot of the mansion as the sun was setting. Doesn't it remind you of the Eagles "Hotel California" album cover?
I just love the stately palms on the mansion property. Can you imagine waking to this view every morning?
Time to say goodbye to Rockport, until our next visit!
I hope you enjoyed our mini vacation as much as we did. Make sure to visit Susan and see all the beautiful outdoor photos this week!