This is the Port Bolivar Lighthouse it was built in 1872 and decommissioned in 1933. It is the only lighthouse near us that I know of that is still standing.
The salt air has rusted it but it stands tall for all to see.
During 1900 when a hurricane hit Galveston 100 people stayed in this lighthouse.
The death toll from that hurricane was somewhere between 6,000 and 12,000. The storm was a category 4 but back then there were not the warnings that are available today.
Since then we have come along way warning people of danger ahead of time so they can leave the low lying coastal communities.
This reddish egret was posing for my camera in Galveston.
Most of the time the shorebirds quite use to people being around on the beaches. If you make a sudden movement they will leave and then come back again.
Sometimes when we go to Galveston we take a ferry ride and you always see some neat things along the way.
Bolivar is the opposite of Galveston there is hardly any traffic and no shopping there except a little store here and there. Life seems to move at a much slower pace.
On this ferry ride, we saw a few shrimp boats and a few birds catching a free ride. You know those shrimpers have to get annoyed with the birds swarming the boat all the time.
The Gulf of Mexico was quite busy this last weekend.