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.
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.