My wife and I took an R&R day in Galveston, Texas. Here are a few shots from the beach at Jamaica Beach, TX, a few miles south of town. Kay went on a beach walk, leaving me with my shorebird friends. There she goes. Beachside condos and duplexes This place didn't survive Ike. Opal is looking good, parking on the beach. Beautiful cirrus clouds on an otherwise clear day Low tide I missed a heron, but captured this pelican. Object appears closer than it is. Dogs love the beach. The birds plot their retreat. A beautiful new dwelling These chairs are not very comfortable. Turn, tern. High and hopefully dry during the next storm Looking out the window at Casey Gaido's restaurant back in Galveston.