Takes a LOT of quarters, so I was happy that this one took Visa. Usually it costs me about $20.
Today was not a good day for driving because the winds were 25-30 mph and I knew I would have a few bridges to cross. It is really hard to keep control when the wind is hitting you on the side. Here are some photos of the scariest bridges I crossed today.
It was a very stressful 181 miles, but at least the fog was gone and it was a beautiful sunny day when I arrived at Matagorda Nature Park. I really had only accidently found this place when I made reservations a couple of months ago. It is part of the Lower Colorado River Authority, which is a regional electric and water supply organization that serves central Texas, and no, it is not THAT Colorado River! In any case, it is a very nice park, right on the river as it empties into the Gulf of Mexico. Very nice, paved, full hookups within a short walk to the gulf.
I decided to take a short walk to see what was around, and it turned out to be a very long walk, but well worth it. Once I got to the fishing pier, I could not resist walking out on it. Did not have my beach shoes, so the beach walk will have to wait until tomorrow.
This is a really nice beach--much wider and smoother than either Galveston or Mustang Island.
This area is surrounded by literally miles of coastal wetlands and marshes, so it is a prime bird area. Will need to do more exploring tomorrow.