Sunday morning on Galveston Island

It’s 8am, partly cloudy, and already +23C/73F.

A little muggy, perhaps, but a beautiful Sunday morning.

Armed with takeaway coffee, it’s an easy drive on Interstate-45 from Houston south towards Galveston Island.

Pleasure craft, small and large.

Oil refineries.

Large tanker transports.

Decrepit abandoned buildings.

Buildings and neighbourhoods still on the mend.

It’s all part of the scenery.

Along the beach enjoying the cool gentle onshore breeze from the Gulf of Mexico, it’s difficult to imagine the storm-surge and flood-waters which have historically inundated these areas to several feet high.

At brunch with astronauts and their spouses, I briefly tell my story: I’m a “lapsed” astronomer presently on a trip around the world. The brunch crew have given me new marching orders. Empire-builder. World-pillager.

“We’ve done more this morning than most people do in an entire day.”

All too true.

Galveston Island, Texas, Gulf of Mexico

Galveston Island, Texas; Gulf of Mexico

Galveston Island, Texas, Gulf of Mexico

All together now

Galveston Island, Texas, Gulf of Mexico

Gorby

Galveston Island, Texas, Gulf of Mexico

Albert and Jack

Galveston Island, Texas, Gulf of Mexico

Sand tracks

Galveston Island, Texas, Gulf of Mexico

Curious Jack

Galveston Island, Texas, Gulf of Mexico

Shrimp trawlers (they crossed the beam!)

Galveston Island, Texas, Gulf of Mexico

Division barrel (where dogs go to get good smells)

Galveston Island, Texas, Gulf of Mexico

Beach detritus

I made the photos above on 1 April 2012. This post appears initially on Fotoeins Fotopress (fotoeins.com).

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