But I do like Port Aransas. It's easy, very laid-back. I'm sure crowds descend on this tiny community during Spring Break, but whenever we have visited over the years, things have been quite relaxed. I guess there is a bit of that "island time" mentality about the place. On local streets, people seem to take their time and drive the speed limit, though some folks do get in a bit of hurry on 361 south. Lots of folks walk, bicycle, or drive about on various slower-paced vehicles. And it's interesting to drive around the side-streets to see how the locals live.
One of the best places to get a glimpse of island life is from Roberts Point Park, just east of the ferry. The park is actually a small peninsula that forms Turtle Cove, where many of the local boats are docked. There is a fishing pier, observation deck, restrooms, and other facilities. The images below were taken from this park.
|4 of the ferries at the loading point on the Aransas Pass side of the waterway.|
|A pair of dolphins swimming just off the shore.|
|The Aransas Pass lighthouse, located on Harbor Island a few miles to the north|
|Donna on a pier with various boats in the background.|
|This picture of the marina was taken from the top of the observation tower.|
|Horace Caldwell Pier near the north end of the island|
|One of the ferries making a crossing|