100 miles behind the storm
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Back in Galveston, we arrived at port at 0945. 1hr. 45 min. late due to hurricane Humberto. We were at sea 100 miles behind the storm, they had to literally slow the boat down to about 5 knots to keep behind the storm. The next morning we had to wait for the ship channel to open and let the ships pilots board once that happened we were the first ship to enter the channel. Once in Galveston we did the relaxed debarkation so, we were onboard till' about 1130. When we got off we were surprised to find there were no taxis available at all. There was plenty of shuttles taking people to the airport, and of course several people parked their car there during the cruise but, all we needed was a 5 minute taxi ride to my mom's work to pick up her truck and there was not a single taxi around! No worries, my mom was able to get off and come pick us up after we dropped her off back at work we headed for the strand.
The strand is located in dowtown Galveston, it consists of shopping, art galleries, pubs, restaurants, and museums. I love the colorfulness and antiquity of the strand, it has always been one of my favorite places to go. We walked around and shopped for about an hour, then decided to drive out to Moody Gardens. Moody Gardens was closed when we got there so, we just went back and parked along the sea wall and went down to the beach.
Due to hurricane Humberto there was debry of shells and broken coral galore all along the beach. My husband and I spent the rest of the time on the beach collecting shells and broken pieces of coral, catching sun, having brief swims in the ocean until it was time to pick my mom up from work aound 1900. This day was the perfect ending to my cruise!