I found solitude in Galveston. As the sun was coming up, I headed to the western part of the island seeking the refuge of Galveston Island State Park.
Hiking-wise the trails are ultra easy. There are a couple of muddy spots but basically, it was easy to navigate this area where freshwater meets saltwater.
It was just a short walk to my first overlook on the Clapper Rail Loop. From up top, to match the expansive wetlands was an equally impressive early morning sky.
As I meandered my way along the trails, I delighted in every sighting of birds. I’m not a birder but in a place like this with so many different species, it’s intriguing to see what flies by next. I saw pelicans, Roseate Spoonbills, herons, egrets, and some funny little black and white birds with pink legs that look more like stilts instead of legs.
I did see a few folks fishing and camping in the park, but there wasn’t a soul on the trails with me. I got lucky and enjoyed the solitude of Galveston Island State Park.