Kayaking Plus Kite Festival
First, here's a few shots of Rick and his new kayak.
The big boat on the left has a home port of New Orleans.
It looks like one of those old, restored wooden boats.
Takes a little getting used to, but it was no problem.
These were shot across the street from our site. I paddled out to the
bay, about a mile from the boat ramp at the RV park. For some reason
there's always a good current in the canal where it narrows by the
bridge. According to the GPS, the current was running 3 MPH that day.
It wasn't bad paddling against it, but one sure couldn't stop paddling!
Made it a little bit into the bay and stopped to just relax and
enjoy. Then saw this MONSTER surface about 5 ft. away! I
realized it was a huge turtle. Glad the kayak is yellow/orange and not
green. That sucker could have bit it in half and ate it.
And now some shots from the South Padre Island Kite Festival:
Yes, the big orange fish kite is as big as it looks!
The "ring" is about 12 feet in diameter.