Last winter was our second stay on the Texas Gulf Coast. We spent four months, staying at Waters Edge RV Park in Fulton. http://www.watersedgervpk.com/
In this picture, you can see our Texas home, where we were just a few steps to Aransas Bay. We liked this little park a lot and we loved the area. The RV Park is not too large and had activities that kept us busy with new friends when we were not out exploring the area. Pelicans and other water birds swam by every day. The picture on the right is the Water's Edge fishing dock. Fishing wasn't very good while we were there, but it was nice just to walk out and watch birds and occasionally dolphins.
Fulton Harbor is within easy walking distance of Water's Edge. It's a working harbor, mostly for harvesting oysters (during the months we were there) and shrimp.
We always enjoy watching other people work and oystering is fascinating. I wouldn't want to go out on the ocean in a boat like the one in the third picture, but it is typical. There will be a crew of three men and a pile of sacked oysters on the deck when it comes in. Then,the buyer will pay the boat's captain, and the sacks will be moved off to waiting reefer trucks to be transported back east. (But sometimes, the sacks stand around for quite a while in the warm weather--that kind of makes you worry.) The guy at the fish market told me that all of the oysters sold in restaurants on the east coast come from here. Would he lie?
Moon Dog at the Harbor was our favorite "dive". More a local hangout than a tourist place, it served good, fresh seafood. It was very pleasant to sit out on the deck and watch the boats and water birds. Especially on a warm sunshiny winter day!
Our very favorite place to explore was the Aransas Wildlife Refuge.
The volunteer at the Refuge Headquarters said that if we saw an alligator lying across the path, we should turn around and go back rather than attempt to step over it. (Like I needed that advice!) We didn't see any on the path, fortunately, but we saw a lot nearby. I wonder what this one was thinking.
Armadillos are supposed to be very common, but this was the first one we'd been able to get close to. I think they are probably nocturnal (and we aren't). We took a tour boat out to the offshore islands to see one of the few remaining stands of Whooping Cranes. These birds are 6 feet tall -- there's nothing to compare them to out on these islands where they feed, so the pictures we have don't really get across how amazing they are in "person" .
This turtle and bird pond is in Port Aransas on Mustang Island. You get there by taking one of the car ferries which are operated by the Texas Highway Department.