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Going Home, Day 7 -- March 8, 2012

Port Arthur, TX, to Port Lavaca, TX.

Another long day, but not so long as yesterday (only 275 miles). We headed west and south from Port Arthur across the salt marshes of east Texas to the Gulf Coast, then followed the coast southwest to Galveston, arriving in the city on the ferry. Galveston was stormy, but dry, and we spent a few minutes walking along the seawall. I was thrilled to photograph a Neotropic Cormorant feeding among the rocks that line the seawall. Continuing, we stopped along the shore a few times and took one longer break along a river in a nice park. We arrived at Port Lavaca, which some might remember from a trip a year ago, in the evening and settled in for a rainy night.

Day 7
Rough seas on the coast of Texas
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Portuguese Man-o'-war: victim of the harsh onshore winds
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Ready for the next storm?
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Free ferry to Galveston Island
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Our ferry is the same as the one passing in the other direction
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Galveston seawall
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Neotropic Cormorant fishing in the waves
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Sandy beach on the south end of Galveston Island
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Laughing Gull in the finest breeding plumage
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County park with fishing pier along the "Colorado" River

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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