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Snapshots

  1. The boat

    Snapshot Title: The boat
    Taken by: John Wells

    Image: Bolivar Melange
    Image Owner: John Wells



    Description:

    One of three ferries in operation during our trip.



  2. Texas First Bank

    Snapshot Title: Texas First Bank
    Taken by: John Wells

    Image: Bolivar Melange
    Image Owner: John Wells



    Description:



  3. Tall things

    Snapshot Title: Tall things
    Taken by: John Wells

    Image: Bolivar Melange
    Image Owner: John Wells



    Description:

    The Crystal Beach water tower and Bolivar lighthouse.



  4. Stranded

    Snapshot Title: Stranded
    Taken by: John Wells

    Image: Bolivar Melange
    Image Owner: John Wells



    Description:

    These boats were actually about 30 feet apart, but the stitcher merged them together thusly. I suppose the orange X's mean they have been inspected by someone.



  5. Boat

    Snapshot Title: Boat
    Taken by: John Wells

    Image: Bolivar Melange
    Image Owner: John Wells



    Description:

    A boat that was overturned in a slip.



  6. Jeep

    Snapshot Title: Jeep
    Taken by: John Wells

    Image: Bolivar Melange
    Image Owner: John Wells



    Description:

    A Jeep that came to rest against a tree and in turn was covered with tin from a collapsed building.



  7. Stingaree

    Snapshot Title: Stingaree
    Taken by: John Wells

    Image: Bolivar Melange
    Image Owner: John Wells



    Description:

    A restaurant and marina. Ike removed the covered bait shop and outdoor seating area. The restaurant is down but (hopefully) not out. The owner plans a Spring 2009 reopening. www.stingaree.c Will open in a new tab or window...



  8. Testing the water

    Snapshot Title: Testing the water
    Taken by: John Wells

    Image: Bolivar Melange
    Image Owner: John Wells



    Description:

    Still cold in January.



  9. Beachhouse

    Snapshot Title: Beachhouse
    Taken by: John Wells

    Image: Bolivar Melange
    Image Owner: John Wells



    Description:

    This beachhouse looks to have been blown off its' base and across highway 87.



  10. No obstacle here...

    Snapshot Title: No obstacle here...
    Taken by: John Wells

    Image: Bolivar Melange
    Image Owner: John Wells



    Description:

    ...that big brother can't help overcome.



  11. Crabs

    Snapshot Title: Crabs
    Taken by: John Wells

    Image: Bolivar Melange
    Image Owner: John Wells



    Description:

    One advantage of the bridge going into the water is easy access for finding small animals to examine. These little crabs are everywhere in the shallow water.



  12. Collapsed Bridge

    Snapshot Title: Collapsed Bridge
    Taken by: John Wells

    Image: Bolivar Melange
    Image Owner: John Wells



    Description:

    Just down from the motel, this small bridge was washed off its' posts and turned sideways into the estuary.



  13. Gas station / Motel

    Snapshot Title: Gas station / Motel
    Taken by: John Wells

    Image: Bolivar Melange
    Image Owner: John Wells



    Description:

    This is the first motel coming off the ferry on Bolivar. We stayed there in mid-August, 2008. When Ike came ashore, it destroyed the sturcture, although it has been cleaned up and may be structurall...



  14. Birds

    Snapshot Title: Birds
    Taken by: John Wells

    Image: Bolivar Melange
    Image Owner: John Wells



    Description:

    The Seagulls may be fed at the rear of the boat on all ferry rides. Dolphins may be seen onoccasion from the front of the boat.



  15. Seawolf Park

    Snapshot Title: Seawolf Park
    Taken by: John Wells

    Image: Bolivar Melange
    Image Owner: John Wells



    Description:

    Seawolf Park is home to the USS CAVALLA (WWII Submarine) and the USS STEWART. Both vessels were pushed off their berths during the storm.



  16. Docked ship

    Snapshot Title: Docked ship
    Taken by: John Wells

    Image: Bolivar Melange
    Image Owner: John Wells



    Description:

    Either a loading dock or shipyards at the Port of Glaveston.



  17. guitars

    Snapshot Title: guitars
    Taken by: John Wells

    Image: Bolivar Melange
    Image Owner: John Wells



    Description:

    Someone found this guitar and stuck it neck down in a pile of dirt alongside highway 87.