Friday was our first sunny day – a wonderful greeting when we crawled out of our beds.
After breakfast, we climbed into the car and toured the island’s ends. First, the east end, where we could see the ships that are always on the horizon when we look out our front window up a bit closer. They’re lined up, waiting to get into the port of Galveston.
Everywhere you look – the ships.
After the east end beaches, we visited Seawolf Park on Pelican Island, where we walked out to the end of the pier, reading the signs about not feeding the dolphins and saving the sea turtles
And got a closer view of the sunken concrete ship, Selma. Selma sunk in 1920, and for awhile in the 1940s Frenchy LaGrande lived aboard her, history says.
After coming home for a nap and lunch, we headed to the west end of the island in search of a good place for dinner and to watch the sunset. We did not find a place for dinner – the far west end of the island appears to be where all the new residential areas are being developed. Lovely homes, but built on what appears to be filled marshlands with some close to the Gulf and others with walkways built over the marsh to the beach. We did find a lovely sunset.
We had company
Then back towards home looking for dinner – we ended up a couple of blocks east of our place because all of the restaurants along the Mardi Gras parade route were packed – the length of the parade route on Seawall Boulevard had campers and various vehicles parked along it, presumably to have a close-up view of the parades today. We had shrimp cooked in various ways at Benno’s Cajun restaurant. No photos – too hungry to think of taking a picture before eating.
Today – a balcony on The Strand to watch a parade, or two, if we can fight the crowds, then dinner on the Boulevard to watch the evening parade.