Welcome to our little slice of paradise! Clear Lake Shores is probably one of the best kept secrets in the entire Bay Area. Yes we are an island. We are surrounded by Clear Lake, Jarbo Bayou and the Lazy Bend canals. Plug this in to Google Maps and you'll see what I mean 29.32' by 95.01' We are about half way between Galveston Island and the city of Houston and located in north Galveston county. I will try to keep us up on all the goings on that we can walk, boat, bike or drive our golf carts to. Very few things pi$$ me off but one of them is wasting my precious time. I'll try not to waste yours. Enjoy. ab

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

National Shrimp Day!

I am in! "Anyway, like I was sayin', shrimp is the fruit of the sea. You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. Dey's uh, shrimp-kabobs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried. There's pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich...  That- that's about it."

1983 saw Hurricane Alicia blow through in August. We went through the eye up on the Gulf Freeway, where I lived then. She beat up our little Island a bit while she was in the neighborhood. Odds are thats why there was no August Islander. Neighbor Eva Thatch was the President of the Club that year and Theda Darling got Yard of the Month. The best part was an article by the original Duck Lady, Doris Stafford. Her place used to sit on North Shore, between Pine and Oak. She wanted to thank the Tug Boat Captain who pulled his boat up the bayou so the City could use his onboard generator to power the city. How cool is that?! And to celebrate their new flagpole Watergate hoisted a whopper. It measured 20' by 30'. I just called and that is still the measurements they use today. With an extra 2' on the fly so they can trim it up if need be. So there ya have it. 

Looks like all those rumors of not being able to build in the Flounder Pond have been false. It's getting a lot of fill in it this morning. Too bad. The biggest flounder I have ever seen up close came out of there. Greg Christeson cooked it for dinner that night. So if you can fill in tidal waters on the Gulf Coast I guess Jarboe bayou could be next?


George Jones said...

This pond may be "tidal fed", however it is platted private property. There are lots in that pond. The General Land Office has denied any rights or responsibility for it, so the private property owners may fill with the proper permit.

Chris Clodfelter said...

The GLO does not regulate wetlands. There are also platted lots in the Gulf of Mexico seaward of the low tide line in Galveston.