May 10 - Surfside Beach, Texas
- Our chase trip is winding down, and
since we were already in southern Texas, we decided to head down
to the coast since there were no storms to chase. We proceeded
from Fairfield, Texas down to Surfside Beach, south of Houston.
We had easy access to the Gulf Of Mexico there, and it wasn't
all that far to drive.
- What a difference from being out on
the traditional flat plains of north Texas. Here there were palm
trees, and cactus plants. As we got closer to the water there
were numerous oil refineries, and the houses were up on stilts,
showing just how prone to hurricanes this part of Texas is.
- We found a nice park, right beside
the water, and we sat down for a picnic lunch as surfers came
and went, enjoying the windy, rough seas. After eating, we walked
out to the very end of the breakwall/jetty where many fishermen
were casting their rods. We all got a bit wet from the splashing
of the waves, but it was nice to take the long walk out there
after spending so many days sitting and driving from state to
- While out on the jetty, we posed for
a picture with the Explorers Club flag that we had with us, then
drove to our hotel for the night in Buffalo, Texas.
- Pictured L-R: Donald Dolan, George
Kourounis, Jade Vajna, Tom Dolan with Explorers Club flag #114.