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Friday, January 27, 2017

October 5th - 26th, 2016 Port Aransas, Harvest Moon Trip

October 5, 2016 - Clear Lake to Galveston, Harborwalk Marina

On this trip we had a couple of construction areas to contend with.  The first one was the dredging under the Galveston Causeway Bridge.  The bridge was closed to all boaters until 7PM when construction stopped for the evening.  Knowing this, three of us headed out from Clear Lake to anchor by the bridge until it opened, two other boats waited to head down later in the afternoon and the one sailboat went offshore a day earlier to meet us in Port Aransas. 

As we were settled in our anchorage we were seeing many small fishing boats going through and wondered why they were allowed to pass.

All of a sudden we saw a big offshore fishing boat go through.  

 More boats!

Yup!  Why are we anchored waiting when no one else is?  We pulled up anchor and headed through.  

We made it into Harborwalk before dark!
M/V's - Last Trade, At Last, Cambria, Awesome One, Beachcomber

 October 6, 2016 - Harborwalk Marina to Freeport City Marina

October 7, 2016 - Freeport City Marina to Matagorda

Our second construction zone was at the Brazos Locks.  Kay (M/V Cambria) was in contact with the lockmaster and when she called before we headed out he said we could come on through.

October 8th was calling for some stronger winds than we liked for crossing Matagorda Bay (open water).  The three twins decided to hang out one more day for a better trip.  M/V Awesome One and Beachcomber decided to go for it because they already had confirmed their paid reservations in Port Aransas. 

October 9, 2016 - Matagorda to Costa Granda

October 10, 2016 - Costa Granda to Port Aransas

 All tied up and time for docktails!

 Others boaters from Clear Lake came over to join us!


October 11, 2016 - Port Aransas

Bike ride to Whataburger for breakfast!

October 12, 2016 - Port Aransas

Yup, that's Josh!

Dinghy trip out to the Port Aransas Lighthouse!

October 13, 2016 Port Aransas City Marina to Island Moorings Marina

The Harvest Moon Regatta takes over the city marina for the big weekend so we had to move out of our slips.  We shared rental on a golf cart to get us around during the weekend

October 14, 2016 Port Aransas Harvest Moon Regatta Weekend

The group went down to the jetty to watch the Harvest Moon boats come in.

October 15, 2016 our young son and three of his friends came down for the Harvest Moon party.

October 18, 2016 Island Moorings Marina back to Port Aransas City Marina

October 22, 2016 Port Aransas to Home

A coyote was walking along the bank just before Bridge Harbor Marina in Freeport 

Harborwalk Marina

October 26, we had to leave Harborwalk before dawn to make it through the Galveston Causeway Bridge before construction work started at 7:00 AM.  Not fun traveling in the dark but one of those things you have to do sometimes!

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