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Mustang Island State Park

Our second major stop on our trip to the Texas coast was Mustang Island State Park. It was just 40 miles away from Goose Island but it has an entirely different mood. The park is directly on the Gulf of Mexico with a mile and a half long beach and huge crashing waves, quite unlike the gentle bay fronting Goose Island. Goose Island had great shower facilities, spacious, spotless and well designed. Mustang Island's shower facilities reminded me more of an old high school locker room. Fortunately we bring our own shower with us wherever we go and I didn't have to use the facilities of Mustang Island.

My favorite bit was the proximity to terrific birding sites. The Port Aransas Birding Center has a boardwalk into the marsh that attracts many photographers with long lenses early in the morning. The Day Use area of Mustang Island provided hours of opportunities with herons, egrets and spoonbills.

We spent five days there before heading on our journey toward home.

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waterfalls man28-Jun-2009 01:57
Beautiful Shot V
Marco Valk15-Jun-2009 15:00
very nice image; beautiful light
joanteno07-Mar-2009 08:30
Perfect on the timing of the wave! Very nice.