On June 20, 21, and 22, I circumnavigated Galveston Island, TX in my 15 foot West Wight Potter sailboat. The actual time of the trip was 47 hours 50 minutes. The trip began at San Luis Pass on the west end of Galveston Island. The first leg was in the Gulf along the Seawall. I spent the first night anchored at Offuts Bayou and the second night next to the San Luis Pass bridge. Here are a few photos of the trip.
The zig-zagging to get past the shoals outside of Offuts Bayou resulted in a loss of 5 hours.
Launching the boat at San Luis County Park at 6:45 on the morning of 20 June 1998.
San Luis Pass Bridge - Doesn't look too bad. Let's go for it.
In the Gulf.
Hey, how come I'm the only one out here?
The Jetty Light House
Sport Fishermen look at me like I'm crazy.
Man eating shark
I45 Bridge to Galveston
Offuts Bayou and Moody Gardens
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