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Texas out to the Gulf of Mexico - Port Aransas

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By Henrik Lange, Highways, USA

Then there are really getting off the ground on my trip to southern Texas. But it is a very flat version of Texas, I get to know these days, because there is not much height of the landscape here along the Gulf of Mexico, and the drive from San Antonio to Corpus Christie was a very flat feeling - quite literally.


Fortunately lay reward and waited out at Port Aransas, which lies on the small sandy strip, Mustang Island, which forms the last outpost between the Gulf of Mexico and the Texan mainland. Here is teeming with wildlife, countless birds, among them lots of different pelicans that elegantly dive straight down into the sea to catch their fish.

In the water there are plenty of dolphins, which seats around the "channels" between the mainland and the narrow sandy strips. Yesterday I was out on a half hour long boat ride on some of the channels, and it was a great trip with lots of wildlife - including dolphins jumped around in the water. The dolphins lives in the neighborhood all year round, while some migratory birds are wintering here in South Texas, as the temperature makes it comfortable to be here.

In addition, teeming with fish in water: One of the local blacksmith with a net and pulled several configurations are kind of fish out of the water. But do not ask me about the different types, but there are plenty to choose from. The shrimp and shellfish are also part of the, and fishing lively along the coast.

The city of Port Aransas is located in the extreme on the coast of Corpus Christi, which in 1907 dug a channel to ensure shipping free passage into the Corpus Christi, inter alia, houses a large oil refinery.Moreover shipped a very large part of Texas' crude oil from the port of Corpus Christi, which are then carries on to refineries in particular New Orleans and the American South.

Today offers a tour here in Port Aransas, and then I enter and see the aircraft carrier USS Lexington in Corpus Christi before tonight I will return here to Port Aransas.

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