We (finally!) took another adventure this weekend. E found the town of Kingsland and planned a nice route of driving for us.
After a very scenic drive through this edge of Hill Country, we had a GREAT burger at Storm’s in the little lake town of Kingsland.
rails to trails near Kingsland
Next, we found a neighborhood with a boat ramp and marina and were really able to see just how badly the lack of rain has impacted the area.
The crude blue lines represent our best guess at where a normal water line would be.
That’s the end of the boat ramp…not the end where you put off into the water, but the end that’s waaaaay down there so your trailer can get all the way under the boat when you put in or take out….this is the end you are never supposed to find with a sunken trailer, nevermind see a few feet from the water!
We could tell the water line’s original place by the way the rocks changed colors.
This is the much-too-low marina. It’s so far down that the slips and the ramp don’t even connect.
This jet ski must have been left in the dock after the water went down and is now landlocked.
If the water were normal, half this picture would be water.
All this is normally water (that’s the same dock).
Inks Lake State Park
Because we have a pass, we were able to visit Inks Lake State Park. They have a nice little lake and tons of camping. I hope that once we get our camping gear (and once it cools off) that we can go enjoy the park for a weekend.
There is a scenic overlook of the lake:
and the Devil’s Watering Hole:
Again, this is our best guess based on moss growing , but we think the water would normally be MUCH higher.
And, if you want to see these “tweenage” “cliff divers”,here is a video of the teens jumping off the cliff into the Devil’s Watering Hole.
We had a great time. Adventures like this are one of the many reasons we moved to Austin in the first place. It was nice to get to take advantage of our new surroundings.