It was a beautiful sunrise as we made our way down Piper Channel out of Island Moorings.
I took a picture of a map out of Campbell's Guide to Cruising Texas that shows the first few days or our cruise . Port Aransas is not on the map (shock!), so our closes jump off point would be Aransas Pass. We stayed in the Intracoastal Waterway, ICW, our first day.
This is a cute little tug we passed....
Look close, that's a dolphin taking an afternoon swim. He did not seem to care that we were cruising by.
The Captain working hard.
Playing with the flags.
Our first night out we anchored at Army Hole. Army Hole is located at Matagorda Island State Park in the Espiritu Santo Bay. The Army Air Corps dug a channel to the island when it was used as an air base. Today it is a park used by campers, fishermen and folks like us who want to anchor out for a night on their way east, or west.