Clear Lake Shores–Our New Hometown

Good evening, folks!

It is high time that I share a little with you, about our new hometown, Clear Lake Shores.

We fell in love with this town, as soon as we started exploring marinas.  Only seeing it from the main drag, we liked the palm trees and and the “salty” look of the town.

And we hadn’t seen the half of it.

When we had the opportunity to lease a slip at a marina in Clear Lake Shores, we excitedly went for it.  And…here we are!  Last night, I decided to take a bike ride around the island that constitutes most of this small town.

I began by fetching my folder from behind the bath house…

bikes

 

 

On my bike and ready to go!

 

me

 

Clear Lake Shores is considered to be the yachting capitol of Texas, and it boasts having more boat slips than people.  Here is the view of Clear Lake Shores, from our marina.

cls from marina

 

On my way toward the island that contains most of the town, I passed one of our favorite venues–the boaters’ resale shop!

resale shop

 

Here’s the last intersection before the island.

light before island

 

Over the bridge…

onto the island

 

Lots of boat slips on the other side.

boat slips

 

 

Paradise…

palm tree

 

The very cutsie looking police department.

pd

 

Clear Lake Shores is a bird sanctuary, and there are plenty of odd-ducks to admire!

ducks

 

Watch out!

alligators

 

Plenty of beautiful homes…

houses

 

There are two canals leading off of the island, ending right across the street from the school.  Can you imagine being dropped off at school, by dinghy?

canal

 

A beautiful playground, that Beanie enjoys!

playground

 

gazibo

 

A beautiful street on the backside of the island.

street

 

Docked on the back side…

docked ship

 

As I made my way around, it became clear that a storm was crossing the lake.

storm

 

I could see it in Seabrook, across from us.

seabrook

 

I saw it encroaching on our marina.

storm over marina

 

 

lp

 

As I hastened back, I saw our old slip.

old slip

 

I made my way back home, in time.

storm over marina

 

gate

 

clouds

And there Rob was, with the hatches battened.  We were prepared for the worst, but the storm never came.

rob on boat

 

P.S.  I feel like I need to say a few words about the unexpected death of Rob in Williams.  I’ve engaged in many wonderful discussions about depression and mental health on Facebook, and I’m grateful for the increased awareness. Suicide is NOT the “easy” way out–it’s an act of desperation.  I believe that all of us have experienced desperation in some way, shape or form.  So, while another’s life is not our responsibility, it is important for us to be as kind as we can to those around us.  We never know how much someone is suffering.

ribbon

Click here for help, if you’re in that place of desperation.

 

 

8 thoughts on “Clear Lake Shores–Our New Hometown

  1. Boater’s Resale Shop? That sounds like a fascinating place… =D What if more like-minded types created those sort of places? Like a (not motorcycle) Biker’s Resale Shop? Or a Knitter/Crafter’s Resale for all those odd bits of leftovers or unfinished projects?

    Oo, you just sparked my fun second-hand market idea of the day…

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