Corpus Bay fact-finding mission

Old 09-29-2013, 05:08 PM
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Default Corpus Bay fact-finding mission

Hi all,

I'm here purely to ask if I can borrow some brains, please--mine have come up short. And I've got nothing to offer except gratitude if you'd be so kind as to help me out.

Like the name implies, I'm a writer--a beginner--and I'm working on a story based on a trip to Corpus Christi about 20 years back. I dragged a little day sailer along on a family trip, and managed to get us stuck out in the bay overnight.

I'm hoping someone might help verify what I remember, specifically these points:
  • The majority of the bay, most of the time, is really pretty shallow. I think I remember the depth ranging from only a couple of feet to maybe 12 or so.
  • The tide runs high to low sometimes more or less 24 hourly, and other times around every 12 hours. I don't pretend to understand it... (Like I said, my brain's coming up lacking on this.)
  • When the tide is out, as it apparently was for me and the family, the bay is super shallow. We were
    out of the channel, and I could walk for a long not even knee-deep. I remember wondering if I'd just wandered out of the channel into a shallow area, or if the whole bay was that shallow.

For clarity's sake, here's the scenario I'm trying to verify could happen in real life:
The boaters go out in the afternoon for a happy sail, anchor for a long lunch and beer break, and find themselves stuck. It would be near dusk. Then, about 12 hours later, they are able to break loose and get back to the channel. Does that sound reasonable?

Thank you! And if I can get my facts straight and get the story out there online, I'll post a link. I appreciate the help!
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Old 09-30-2013, 05:03 AM
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Yes it is possible. Sorry I don't know the area that well but will tell you this site is primarly fishing and power boating.

You should post over on
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Old 09-30-2013, 05:09 AM
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Thanks, Shamrock--much appreciated.
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