This is the southern-most tip of Texas. In the first still photo, there is a tower. That tower is in Mexico. This is the mouth of the Rio Grande River. It is quite shallow and not very far across. We encountered the Border Patrol several times on the beach and on Boca Chica Boulevard leading to the beach from Brownsville. We were checked at a Border Patrol station as we came back north from the beach. The guards have a huge, dangerous job patrolling the river and its environs. I am thankful that they're there.
The other photos are of flowers and cactus along the way...and one up close of a salt cedar that our biologist friend, Jim, tells us is very invasive. Hope you enjoy these photos...and especially the music of the Gulf of Mexico in the movie. Check back tomorrow for more of our trip. Hopefully we'll see the blue green jay.