We get to Galveston early and visit birds: White Ibis and Brown Ducks.
A Great Egret studies us.
A female Grackle wonders if we'll share our sack lunch with her.
Freighter, work boat, and tanker
Sandwich Tern looks for fish.
Sandwich Tern dives for fish.
56,000 gross ton tanker, Syra
30,000 gross ton tanker, Bowstar
Sandwich Tern in flight
Blackbellied Plover, nonbreeding plumage
Luxury cruise sailing ship, Stad Amsterdam, built in 2000. Carol in foreground.
Stad Amsterdam, closeup
Stad Amsterdam in Galveston Harbor. (B&W)
Galveston's iconic Boy and Birds statue.
Panorama view of the Stad Amsterdam
five, 3-deadeye blocks for tensioning sail sheets.
A forest of ropes!
Two crewmen reefing a mainsail
Another forest of ropes
A stern view of the Stad Amsterdam
Friday evening: Mother and daughter on the beach across from Hotel Galvez.
Frolicking in the surf
Amusement park pier
Wild ride sequence. Show full size to see faces.