Craziness! I left Austin, TX on Monday under partly cloudy skies only to immediately hit a wall of rain that lasted all the way to the Gulf coast. Incredibly, it cleared up about 10 miles from the beach. By the time I got to Surfside, it was a beautiful evening (as you can tell from the photo). And it stayed that way too… until around 4am. God or someone must have been pissed off! It whipped up a storm like you wouldn’t believe, with the wind tossing my little trailer around like a ragamuffin…
Not sure how much it rained, but it was a ton. The sand was so packed driving in, it was practically concrete. But by morning it was so slushy I needed four wheel drive AND differential lock just to get back to the main road.
Admittedly, I had it better than the tent campers about 100 yards down the beach. Bless their sad, wet, little huddled hearts; they stuck it out all night.
I had planned to drive only as far as the Bolivar peninsula the next day; but it didn’t look like that line of storms was going anywhere soon. So I double-timed it east, and and found another beautiful beach in Cameron Louisiana. Aaaaeeeee! Now to go find some crawfish… Let’s hope the weather stays back in Texas.