Galveston Bay, Texas

Galveston Bay, Texas, has the third highest population of boats in the USA, outside the Great Lakes. Up in the northwest corner of the Bay is Clear Lake where a great many of the marinas are clustered. Clear Lake is connected to Galveston Bay by a narrow neck and that’s a great place to sit in the sun and watch the boats make their way back and forth to the Bay. Here’s a few of the diverse collection you might see on a typical weekend.

Of course, it’s always better to be out on the water and we were fortunate enough to be invited afloat, first on an 18 foot Mako with a 225 hp outboard which went faster than I’ve ever travelled on water before, and then by the current owner of my old Grand Banks 32, Annie.

It was fun to get my first wake shot from the Mako and a real pleasure to be invited by Jim for a run around the Bay on Annie which he is steadily restoring to pristine condition.