Kip Shannon

We call it Port ‘A,’ but Kip refers to it as “Mayberry on the beach.” For 10 years he has made the island his home, fishing and relaxing along the shoreline whenever possible. Though the pace is slow, he asserts that the island is very much alive. Aside from the people, it is the wildlife that keeps Port ‘A’ abuzz once the temperature drops in the Fall. The majority of tourists head home after Labor Day and the Winter Texans arrive just in time to observe the numerous species of migratory birds. It is a special time of year that helps him break away from the routine of running his bar and connect with the natural habitat of Mustang Island and its neighbors within the ocean.



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