Back to the sunshine today and a heat index of 104 degrees. We managed to fit in yesterday's plans today. We got up a little later than planned and went straight to the duck.
The duck tour left from seawall boulevard at half past 9. This is probably the best time to go our as it's a but cooler earlier on. It takes you round Galveston island and in to the saltwater bayou to see some of the wildlife. It is a good trip and the guide was very knowledgeable.
We then went to get something for breakfast at Sonic. There was a leaflet in the hotel for tours along the seawall on Segways. I had always wanted to try one of them out so we went for the half hour trip out with a tour guide. It was very fun. They take you through training on how to use the Segway before you go out on the road. This is a must do anyone who hasn't been on one before. It is very intuitive and after a couple of minutes you will get the hang of it.
We had also picked up a leaflet for a harbour cruise so we headed out to pier 21 to find the place. The half 1 harbour cruise was sold out but there was a marine biology cruise later on. They took us around the harbour showing you rigs and boats and they also talked about the native birds. The next thing they did was cast a shrimp net out to se what was lurking beneath. There was a fair amount of shrimp and different types of fish that came up and it was very interesting to see and the guide gave good information on what try had landed.
After the cruise we came back to the hotel for a seat and then went to the famous Gaido's for dinner. This is a 100 year old seafood restaurant on seawall and the food it served up was amazing. The tuna was cooked to perfection and the scallops just melted in your mouth the only thing I would suggest is to make a reservation as we waited 45 minutes for a table, others were waiting over and hour.
Having had another busy day in Galveston we came back to the hotel for the night. I went for my daily swim. Sadly this is our last night in the USA and we are heading home tomorrow afternoon from Houston. I will write again tomorrow and tell you of our journey home.