Galveston Bay Ferry, Port Boulivar & Cameron Ferry
We are traveling in our motorhome from Pensacola to Houston, Texas with Mike's Mother.
October 30, Acadiana City Park, Lafayette, Louisiana; $13 for electricity & water with a central dump station.
We left Pensacola and headed west on I-10 to Lafayette, Louisiana where we stopped for the night in their city park
The next moring we continued our journey to Houston. Normal people would just follow I-10 west from Lafayette to Houston but we aren't normal and we have traveled that section of I-10 before. Joyce and I have vowed to never travel I-10 from Lake Charles, Louisiana to Houston, Texas ever again in a motorhome. That stretch of interstate highway has to be the worst excuse for a major highway in the civilized world. One would have to visit a third-world country to find a comparable stretch of roadway.
Since we are heading to Houston, actually the bedroom community of Passadena, and are avoiding I-10 we dropped down to the coast from Lafayette. Once on the Coast we followed State Highway 82 through Pecan Island, Oak Grove, Cameron and Holly Beach. At Sabine Pass we enter Texas and Port Arthur. At Winnie, TX we turn south to High Island and follow the coastal route on State Highway 124 to Port Boulivar.
Port Boulivar ferry terminal
The highway ends at the Port Boulivar ferry terminal where we board a large ferry that took us across Galveston Bay and the Houston Ship Channel.
I took this picture of ships waiting to enter the Houston Ship Channel. I was sitting in our Motorhome which was on the ferry that was about to transport us across the Houston Ship Channel. We were still tied up at the ferry landing in Port Boulivar, Texas which is located on the eastern side of the Houston Ship Channel. Those ships are several miles offshore in the Gulf of Mexico.
View from Galveston Bay Ferry & Port Boulivar looking out over the Gulf of Mexico
This is a look from the east side of the Houston ship channel while at the Port Boulivar Ferry Terminal looking to the southwest. These ships are in the Gulf of Mexico. We are on the Galviston Bay Ferry at the dock.
Galveston is located on the right side of this picture.
View from Galveston Bay Ferry as we are leaving Port Boulivar
This view, again from the eastern side of the Houston Ship Channel looking to the west toward Galveston Island. The buildings behind that ship are on Galveston Island. Our ferry is headed to Galveston somewhere around those large buildings.
Galveston Bay Ferry heading to Port Boulivar Ferry Terminal
This is one of the other Galveston Bay Ferries transporting vehicles across the Houston Ship Channel.
October 30th through November 2nd Marina Bay RV-Park in Kemiah, Texas; $39 for full hookup complete with concrete pad.
We stayed in the Marina Bay RV-Park in Kemiah, Texas while visiting Mother's sister in Passadena. We headed back to Pensacola on November 3 retracing the route that brought us here less than a week ago.
Picture taken from Galveston Bay Ferry of a Shrimp boat in Glaveston Bay
From Kemiah, Texas we returned to Galveston where we once again boarded a ferry that would transport us east across the Houston Ship Channel. As the ferry pulled away from the dock I took this picture of a shrimp boat returning to port.
Bike riders in Port Boulivar waiting to board the Galveston Bay Ferry
As we departed the ferry on the east side of Galveston Bay in Port Boulivar, we took this picture of hundreds of motorcycles that were waiting to ride the Galveston Bay ferry to Galveston. There was a big bike rally this weekend in Galveston.
Giant natural gas platform near Port Arthur, Texas
Joyce took this picture of a giant natural gas platform near Port Arthur, Texas. The picture was taken from the very high bridge that crosses over the Port Arthur Ship Channel.
Cameron, Louisiana Ferry Terminal
In Cameron, Louisiana we are waiting on the ferry that will take us across the ship channel. That is the ferry you see but it is headed to the other side. We arrived just as the ferry was pulling away from the loading dock. That puts us first in line when it returns.
Cameron Ferry unloading vehicles
The ferry has returned and is about to unload, then it will be our turn to get on the ferry.
I am heading onto the Cameron Ferry in our motorhome
The man you see is giving me directions. It is our turn to load.
November, 4th we stayed in Acadiana City Park in Lafayette, Louisiana; $13 for electricity & water with central dump station.
The next morning we made our way back to Pensacola and another wonderful adventure ended.
Oct. 27 to November 3.
Mike & Joyce Hendrix