Port Aransas Sand Fest in full swing this Saturday morning. We took off on our bikes by way of the Jetties where I spent a few minutes watching this heron eat the perch tossed his way by a kindly fisherman. I sat on the jetty and scooted closer and closer to him as he eyed me warily.
|Before long, he relaxed and turned his attention back to his prey.|
|I watched as he tossed it around to proper position...|
|for disappearing down his throat...|
We continued on our way down the beach towards the Sand Fest venue. We were glad of being on bicycles as the line of cars was stretching longer by the minute and we glided easily past them all.
There were campers and tents and cars of all kinds lined up and stacked deep. It was a perfect day for beach camping with light winds and balmy temperatures.
The sculptures were fenced off this year and an entrance fee was required to enter. We decided to wait until Sunday when Brittney joined us to go in. Bruce wanted to see the finished sculptures and it looked like the artists were still at work, so we returned to the marina to get some chores done.
|I wanted to hop in bed and try it out!|
|Very clever... Seal with a kiss.|
It took us a while to find the entrance to the professional Sculptor's area. Maybe the entrance fee kept the crowds to a minimum so it wasn't obvious.
|This one was my favorite...|
We made our way around easily with perfect front row access. People were very respectful and moved on so that others could get a good look.
This was one of the smaller Sand Fest events that our area has to offer, but we were impressed all the same. We enjoyed our bike ride back to the marina and said our goodbyes to our daughter after a fun time, and yes, I did manage to avoid the lure of shopping completely!