Since our last visit, many zodiacal sculptures have been installed. This one is scorpio with one of the two SPI water towers in the background. This is facing north from the parking lot.
After our walk around the mile+ of boardwalk, Skip and I took the elevator up to the top of the birding centre. This is the view to the west and the Laguna Madre - the inland waterway between South Padre Island and the mainland. It is between 2 and 4 feet deep and is hypersalinated. This photo is taken from the 2nd floor of the centre.
The left side of this is facing due north. In the centre is the Gulf of Mexico in the distance facing due east. 1/4 of the way from the right side is due south down the island. The far right is the Laguna Madre.