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Images from a wonderful family trip to Port Aransas, Texas.

Seagulls fight over a tender morsel as we watched from a second floor balcony.

Seagulls fight over a tender morsel as we watched from a second floor balcony.

One finally gave up, the others kept at it for quite a while!

One finally gave up, the others kept at it for quite a while!

Sunrise at the Horace Caldwell Pier, Port Aransas, Texas

Sunrise at the Horace Caldwell Pier, Port Aransas, Texas

Early morning light on a laughing gull contemplating its breakfast in a clump of sargasso seaweed. Sargasso weed is plentiful during certain seasons of the year, and is piled high to anchor the dunes.

Early morning light on a laughing gull contemplating its breakfast in a clump of sargasso seaweed. Sargasso weed is plentiful during certain seasons of the year, and is piled high to anchor the dunes.

Daybreak on the beach.

Daybreak on the beach.

Birds and humans share the beach.

Birds and humans share the beach.

A pilot boat returns after taking a pilot to one of the large ships anchored offshore.

A pilot boat returns after taking a pilot to one of the large ships anchored offshore.

As we walked down the jetty an artist was at work, while folks enjoy a walk. A very nice beach!

As we walked down the jetty an artist was at work, while folks enjoy a walk.  A very nice beach!

The jetty is very busy, these ships were headed out into the Gulf.

The jetty is very busy, these ships were headed out into the Gulf.

Ships stay offshore until time to enter via the jetty. From the beach you can see them lined up.

Ships stay offshore until time to enter via the jetty.  From the beach you can see them lined up.

The shrimp boat Polly Anna returns with the day's catch.

The shrimp boat Polly Anna returns with the day's catch.

The Polly Anna captain measures out our dinner of fresh shrimp!

The Polly Anna captain measures out our dinner of fresh shrimp!

Sunrise and an interesting visual effect while standing under the Horace Caldwell Pier.

Sunrise and an interesting visual effect while standing under the Horace Caldwell Pier.

Sunrise and a lone fisherman on the Horace Caldwell Pier.

Sunrise and a lone fisherman on the Horace Caldwell Pier.

Sunrise from the Horace Caldwell Pier.

Sunrise from the Horace Caldwell Pier.

On our way to visit the Lydia Ann Lighthouse we passed the Polly Anna docked.

On our way to visit the Lydia Ann Lighthouse we passed the Polly Anna docked.

Port Aransas is home to a wide variety of boats.

Port Aransas is home to a wide variety of boats.

Sunrise at Horace Caldwell Pier, you can see big ships waiting their turn to come thru the jetty.

Sunrise at Horace Caldwell Pier, you can see  big ships waiting their turn to come thru the jetty.

One of my favorite sights, a line of pelicans soars gracefully towards the sunrise & the jetty.

One of my favorite sights, a line of pelicans soars gracefully towards the sunrise & the jetty.

Mission Espiritu Santo, near Goliad, Texas.

Mission Espiritu Santo, near Goliad, Texas.