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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

A Block Away

I've been to Galveston numerous times in my life. It's an interesting city, but the seawall is probably the most amazing thing. It runs for miles, protects the city and you can walk along it further than your legs are probably willing to allow.

I'm staying a block away. I haven't been, since the weather sucks. The high today was 38 degrees and the rain hasn't stopped since 10:00 this morning.

I will go, before the project is finished. I'll sit on a bench and watch the world go by, while the city isn't filled with ignorant tourists. That's when I like Galveston best.


  1. I had forgotten about the seawall. I saw it over 30 years ago, when I was there right after a hurricane had gone through. It was amazing. Thanks for the pictures and the reminder.

    1. It was built long before modern machinery. The cost was tremendous, but the city rebuilt, survived Hurricane Ike and proved the seawall would work.

  2. Great pictures. Light rain, fog, and forty-seven degrees here. Take care, my friend. I truly enjoy your blog.

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    1. I've never been. If I have time, I'll make a visit.

  4. I've never been to your fair state but am a fan. As for the seawall, I wouldn't build my igloo directly behind it. Man's folly is to assume we can control and corral nature. Like a terrorist, a hurricane only needs to get it right once and nobody will remember the times it held.

    1. Hurricane Ike proved the seawall would protect Galveston from the high seas that could wash away the sand, which is what most of Galveston sits on. However, the surge still flooded all areas below about 14 feet above sea level.

      If you get a chance to go to Texas, Galveston is a good place to visit. I recommend during the late Autumn and early Winter months. You have more room to explore and lodging is at least half of what's normal during tourist season.

      If you like the sun and surf, the summer offers both, but the island is very crowded on the weekends. On still days, the heavy humidity and heat are stifling.