last Thursday. It is the jetty at Quintana, Texas.
Quintana describes itself as "Gateway to the Texas Gulf Coast." That's not much of a claim to fame. Many of my childhood summers were spent on this jetty and swimming in the ridiculously warm waters that surround it.
On the horizon you can see a drilling derrick and countless white and utilitarian structures. That is all chemical plant. I'm not sure if it's just one facility or a number of them.
You can also see the rusted bases for a wooden railing that once ran the length of the jetty. All the railing has been ripped out by storms.