Since we are located fairly close to the Gulf of Mexico, we have been anxious to get in some beach time. However, since we knew that my sister Julia also enjoys the beach a lot, we waited until she visited us before driving over to South Padre Island. Unfortunately, Saturday was not the best of days for such a trip. It started out overcast, but still fairly warm. While waiting to board a dolphin boat we did experience a brief shower. In the long run, however, we had a great day. The dolphin docks are at the base of the Queen Isabel Causeway, which links the town of Port Isabel to South Padre Island. In the former town is Old Point Isabel Lighthouse, and it was at the top of that lighthouse where I took a picture of the causeway and harbor.