Portland (San Patricio County) Seasonal Event – 06/22/2016

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. 

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We parked at Indian Point Park.  There  we did a fishing pier where you can see the bridge that leads to Corpus.

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We started early to beat the heat so we got to see the sun coming up.

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There were lots of birds to take pictures of.

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Looking back at where we started.

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We followed a park road to the beginning of the hike/bike trail at Sunset Lake Park.

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Clouds and water was about all we saw.

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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.

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Birds again.

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A plaque tells us what the pretty pink birds were.

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The trail leads into a subdivision and the walk did a loop through it before returning back the way we came.

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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.

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We continued back to our car.

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And so I collected another new county.

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About walktx

I am an avid Volksmarcher. I belong to Texas County Walkers in Mesquite.
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4 Responses to Portland (San Patricio County) Seasonal Event – 06/22/2016

  1. Marie Rogers says:

    Beautiful pictures, as always. I almost felt like I was there.

  2. Gypsy Bev says:

    Glad you got another county in. This walk was for the birds.

  3. I’d go for the bird life itself! –Curt

  4. Maple says:

    I love your photos!

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