Each open fishing pier in the North Bay area is usually filled with fishermen on the weekends and weekday evenings.
The links to weather information are now immediately under the new event calendar
One of the favorite recreational opportunities found in the North Bay area is fishing – bay fishing from a boat…bank fishing…wade fishing…pier fishing.
The 2018 Hurricane Season is here! Although June 1 is the official beginning date, Subtropical Storm Albert reached the coast of the Florida Panhandle on Sunday, May 27.
Each year, beginning in 1999, the National Military Appreciation Month (NMAM) is celebrated in May. NMAM honors the active and former members of the U.S. Armed Forces, including those whose lives were lost while serving their country. Throughout the state of Texas, events and ceremonies are held to express support for those who serve now or served previously to protect the United States of America. In Rockport, TX a new retreat opportunity for veterans, active duty military members and their families was launched on May 11, 2018, showing the founders’ appreciation for the military.
With a welcoming smile, “The Tex-Mex Slow Cooker” author Vianney Rodriguez greeted each person. Released on March 6, 2018, this cookbook realized the childhood dream of an Aransas Pass native and with printing beginning immediately following hurricane Harvey, she added a message to her Aransas Pass community.
On August 25, 2017, Carolyn Sloan-Thibault was in Austin helping her grandchildren get ready for the new school year. She had been there for a week and had carefully followed the tropical weather forecasts for the Rockport area. When hurricane warnings were issued for Rockport, she called her husband, Ron Thibault, who said, “Don’t come home!”.
The Wings Rescue Hotline phone rang...
Mid-afternoon on Friday, April 20, a biker wearing a neon yellow helmet and jacket came over the crest of the Dale Miller Bridge on Hwy 361 on a touring bike with red and black saddlebags. Close behind came a second biker wearing a similar helmet and jacket but with blue and white saddlebags.
Ribbon cuttings and media announcements of a store, restaurant and hotel reopenings in the North Bay area are happening every week. My coastal world is planning to be “open for business” for the Memorial Day weekend and summer season.
A couple with a young teenage son sat in the Aransas Pass café waiting for their order to be served. During their conversation, the wife asked her husband, “What do you think they do for fun around here?” Without hesitation, the husband replied, “Go fishing!”
Act I Boy meets girl then disaster A young blonde woman from England, named Suzy, was a front desk manager at the Tres Rios Resort in Glen Rose, Texas. Russ Walker was providing internet technology services and Tres Rios was one of the companies he serviced. She kept breaking the internet, computers and phones and things so Russ had to visit the resort and repair them.
The sun was just coming up when Mike Ley stepped off the 7:00 a.m. ferry boat that carried him from Port Aransas across the Corpus Christi Ship Channel to the north jetty on San Jose Island. He took a picture of the sunrise then started walking south close to the dunes along the hurricane wrack line.
Spring wildflowers, spring equinox, spring break…all reasons to visit my coastal world, the North Bay of the Texas Coastal Bend. The Gulf beaches may be a final destination for the first day of spring, but the varied colored carpets of flowers scattered along the highways and streets as you make your way will brighten the day.
Spring Break, warm weather and St. Patrick's Day means North Bay visitors and residents are looking for something to do. My Coastal World is a one-stop internet location for finding what you are looking for.
The Whooping Crane Festival is over and the 30th Annual Whooping Crane Strut will be happening Saturday, March 10. These are two signs the whooping cranes will soon be leaving to begin their spring migration in late March or early April as they return to their summer home in Wood Buffalo National Park, Canada. If you have not yet seen this large majestic crane, there are a few weeks left to make it happen.
Today, March 1, 2018, Goose Island State Park is open again for camping. The storms of Harvey produced damage so extensive, the park was closed to the public on August 26, 2017.
The rocking chairs on the front porch of the Aransas County History Center bring to mind prior days when people strolled along the sidewalks while greeting neighbors on pleasant evenings. This is the kind of friendly welcome visitors can expect as they enter the front door of the frame house which withstood Harvey and other hurricanes including the one in 1919. Used as a temporary courtroom following the destruction of the Aransas County Courthouse on August 25, 2017, the History Center reopened on February 24, 2018, with a special Living History Exhibit, “Aransas County Strong: From Debris to Creativity & Hope”.
Hurricane Harvey’s track went through Fulton Harbor, tossing small boats and loose gear but MV Skimmer rode out the winds safely with minor damage. Known for birding tours each winter since 1987, this favorite excursion boat is continuing to welcome guests aboard.
Hit hard…run fast…turn left! The Major League Baseball Grapefruit and Cactus League play officially begins on February 23 for the thirty MLB teams but in South Texas, youth baseball is played year-round and Portland is welcoming tournament teams to the North Bay area.
Ingleside on the Bay is a very small, quiet community on the La Quinta Channel in My Coastal World. Residents enjoy a waterfront view and a laid-back lifestyle. The panorama includes fishing boats searching for a trout, kayaks paddling through quiet water, a bay shrimper heading out for the day and the outline of the Corpus Christi shoreline.
Ingleside on the Bay (IOB) is the smallest community in the North Bay and has a very small commercial area. One of those areas is Bahia Marina and IOB residents are so happy to have their own eatery, Dock Store.