PORT ARANSAS, Texas - As previously posted, SandFest was a big success and crowds were estimated at 80,000 despite an incorrect gloomy weather forecast. Visitors from Austin, San Antonio and Houston missed the torrential rains that drenched those cities. If you missed the previous post with the SandFest video, you can find it here.
One secret that has been discovered in recent years is that Monday morning is a great time to see the sculptures without the crowds and parking issues. I spent about 30 minutes walking through the amazing sculptures this morning. Here are a few of my favorite photos.
The images below were taken this morning as well. Saturday night several area Fire Departments responded to a grass fire in the dunes. The blaze was allegedly started by a vehicle illegally four-wheeling in the dunes. The heat from the exhaust started the fire. Three to four acres were burned and as these photos show, the flames were close to quite a few beachfront homes. Fortunately, no homes were damaged.