Friday, October 28, 2022
One of our "bucket list" destinations was ✔✔✔ off today we drove up with the Stinger "B", picked a spot, parked, and Tom shut down her engine down and we are home for a few days. We are looking out over the water and it is calming.
We first heard about this beach reading the blog, A Place Called "Away" written by Lorne Green and it became one of those places we just knew we needed to experience.
Magnolia Beach is a 1.5 miles long stretch of drivable hard-packed and there’s a lot of crushed shell in it, so it’s easy to drive on. It is on Matagorda Bay, just 20-25 minutes south of Port Lavaca. The water here is less salty than in the ocean (just 19%) because the Colorado and Lavaca Rivers flow into the bay. (information from the internet)
While we were getting set up we could feel the wind picking up and in a few hours it was around 20mph, according to our weather site. We were sitting looking out our front window enjoying Happy Hour when I decided to take my camera and brave the wind to take some pictures. By some I mean around 200 but I deleted half and then picked the following ones to share. Watching the waves can be mesmerizing. We spend a lot of time parked out in the desert and I often talk about the beautiful dance of shadows that the clouds perform across the mountains. Watching the waves crash against the shore is another beautiful dance that nature provides. The sun setting brings light and color to the performance.
The wind did slow down a bit as the sunlight left our day but it picked up again and was with us through the night.
Saturday, October 29, 2022
When I walked out this morning to catch the sunrise there was still a breeze but no more white caps. It was almost quiet.
The next several pictures were taken through the windshield as we sat drinking coffee and enjoying our view.
|Sitting out enjoying Happy Hour this evening.|
|The sun setting on our second day parked |
in this peaceful place.
As the sun set it we could feel a chill in the air and it was time to head inside. Tonight we would fall asleep to a gentle lapping of waves against the shore. A soothing sound to end what was a relaxing day.
We are so glad you stopped by!
If you have time to leave a comment we would enjoy hearing from you.
You are so right, the water has a mystic all it's own. We always enjoy the sounds of waves crashing, gulls calling and the light dancing from the water gives a whole new meaning to the words 'light show'. Glad you're enjoying the view and the rest.ReplyDelete
We did enjoy our time there.Delete
I think that's someplace I'd love to go! We did South Padre years ago and always wanted to go back..maybe this year! We shall see!ReplyDelete
We stayed on Mustang Island our first Christmas Snowbirding and visited Padre Island it is a beautiful area. Maybe this will be your year...😎Delete
My Grampa was the lighthouse keeper on Matagorda Island many many years ago. The family lived out there for a few years. Surprised to see that word.ReplyDelete
That must have been a beautiful place to live.Delete
As a scuba diver, I could sit on that beach all day long and watch the waves. What a great place to hang out!!ReplyDelete
We are lucky to have lived in an area where it was a short drive or walk to watch the waves over the years. It was nice to be parked and not only sit outside but to be able to look out the front window and watch the waves roll in. Always calming.Delete
We've said the same thing about Magnolia Beach since Lorne has talked about it. It looks beautiful BUT a little too far out of our way to go to either coming or going. 3,000 miles from home makes it seem impossible for us for a while. :( Glad you enjoyed it for us!ReplyDelete