We headed on down to the coast to walk in Portland. It is a coastal town just across the bay from Corpus Christi. It was founded in 1891 with dreams of being a shipping port. The hurricanes of 1916 and 1919 ruined that dream. It is not the county seat. Our walk was along the mash/wetlands at Indian Point Park and Sunset Lake Park.
We parked at Indian Point Park. There we did a fishing pier where you can see the bridge that leads to Corpus.
We started early to beat the heat so we got to see the sun coming up.
There were lots of birds to take pictures of.
Looking back at where we started.
We followed a park road to the beginning of the hike/bike trail at Sunset Lake Park.
Clouds and water was about all we saw.
The trail was wide and flat and bordered by tall plants in some sections so there was nothing to see. We came to another historical marker.
A plaque tells us what the pretty pink birds were.
The trail leads into a subdivision and the walk did a loop through it before returning back the way we came.
On the way back we noticed crabs in the shallow water next to the walkway. Not a very good picture, but it was in murky water.
We continued back to our car.
And so I collected another new county.