SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, TEXAS – A DAY TRIP TO BOCA CHICA BEACH
SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, TEXAS – CURRENT SITUATION
Fast forward 8 months and we are living on South Padre Island, Texas. We also had the opportunity to make a day trip to Boca Chica Beach, Texas. Don’t worry we will go back and let you know how we got here with future blog posts.
I am currently working on mapping out all our stops along the way. Check out our Map when you get a chance.
BOCA CHICA BEACH – TEXAS NOT FLORIDA
We woke before the sun rose to get to Boca Chica Beach, we wanted to get there early enough to look for seashells before everyone had picked through them. Funny enough, when we got there, it was still dark out.
We got to see the sunrise over the ocean slowly lighting up the whole sky. The pale sand was still cool from the night with scattered seashells here and there. Many of the shells were also similar to the ones we often saw on South Padre Island. So we didn’t grab very many.
However, we did end up picking up quite a bit of plastic and garbage. Somewhere close to a hundred pieces. The scattered garbage highlights how important it is to take care of our Earth and clean up after ourselves.
BOAT WRECK & PORTUGUESE MAN OF WAR
Portuguese Man of War
BREAKING NEWS: How the Portuguese Man of War Caused a Shipwreck! No, sorry I was kidding. That would have been crazy though.
A common attraction at Boca Chica is the boat wreck. It is really quite cool. Buried in the sand, this boat doesn’t look particularly old, but the stories and the songs that have (and could still) come from that boat wreck highlight a mysterious past.
Along with the boat wreck, we also saw a Portuguese Man of War, which are deadly yet beautiful creatures. The one we saw was washed up on the shore of the beach.
Fun Fact: These animals are often mistaken for Jellyfish, but they are actually Siphonophorae because instead of it being an individual organism (like Jellyfish) it is actually a colonial organism. Also, the Portuguese Man of War can still sting you even if they are dead so be sure to watch out!
OLD BOAT SHIP WRECKED ON THE BEACH
SPACE X RV – LOVE THIS!
SATELLITES – THEY WERE HUGE
Space X has a launch site close to Boca Chica. We could actually see it pretty close to the road. Very alluring.
Once back at the camper, we both took naps then did some work the rest of the night. Earlier in the day, I asked people on Facebook “If you could go anywhere in the United States, where would you go? Chuck and I are creating a Bucket List.” So I spent a good portion of the night creating a spreadsheet of everyone’s responses. I always love to hear what suggestions people have.
We will be posting the results in our next blog post!
Yay, I’m so excited! Overall, it was another amazing day full-time RVing.
Go to the bathroom before you head out to Boca Chica Beach, Texas. There are no bathrooms on the beach and the closest one is 20 minutes away. Also, under no circumstances, do NOT touch the Portuguese Man of War!
QUESTION OF THE DAY
Have you ever been to Boca Chica Beach, Texas, or Boca Chica Beach, Florida? If so, what did you experience?
You’re invited to post your positive experiences to encourage, inspire, and/or help others.
Have fun and remember, this is a complaint-free zone.
Thanks for the love and support,
Chuck and Sandi