Photos by Mark M. Hancock / © The Beaumont Enterprise
Pete Gregory of Aurora, Colo. feeds scraps to gulls on the beach in Crystal Beach on Wednesday, May 23, 2007. Gregory, who graduated from Nederland High School and Lamar University, returned to camp on the beach while in town for his daughter's graduation.
Gulls watch for fish atop piers near High Island. Businesses and residents along the Bolivar Peninsula are ready for Memorial Day weekend and the traditional start of the summer tourist season.
Jared Dilley (left to right) looks for shells while his grandmother Dorothy Bishop gives Kevin Peach a hug near High Island. The Arkansas residents visited the coast while on vacation.
Dorothy Bishop of Ashland, Ark. shows shark teeth she found on the beach near High Island.
Ben Wauhop, 15, of Deer Park skimboards in the Gulf waters in Crystal Beach. Almost all rental properties have been leased for Memorial Weekend.
Homes and rental properties are prepared for summertime use in Crystal Beach. Some properties are already being reserved for 2008.
Darryl Jones works on the deck of his home in Gilcrest. Businesses and residents along the Bolivar Peninsula are ready for Memorial Day weekend and the traditional start of the summer tourist season.
This is the first of a three-part series on the Bolivar Peninsula preparing for its summer season. Please also see Bolivar business and Bolivar batteries (historical military).
Please also see "Summer begins at land's end" by Christine Rappleye.