Padre Island National Seashore

This week I spent half a day on North Padre Island, part of the Padre Island National Seashore. The south end of the island is a bit further away from where my husband and I currently live, whereas the north end is at least an hour closer.

Padre Island National Seashore

While the beach is not as nice as South Padre, it was quite empty which is something I always like (and even more so with the current covid situation). The water was more stirred-up and therefore more brown in appearance than South Padre. For some reason there were also several little jellyfish floating in the current today too. It was not a good ocean day. However, it was not too windy, not too scorchingly hot, and pretty deserted. Parking on the beach was plentiful and I had my choice in where I wanted to camp out. There were several occasions when a large flock of pelicans (one group had 28!) would fly in v-formation over my head. While I did not spend as much time in the water, the beach itself was still a calming place to soak up the sun.

Leaving the beach, my car (and another girl’s car) got stuck in the sand. Luckily a nice man and his wife helped us get them out by teaching us how to place our floor mats under the tires to provide traction.

salted honey cold foam nitro cold brew from Starbucks
treated myself to a salted honey cold foam nitro cold brew from Starbucks

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