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The Gulf of Mexico sands and polishes remnants of storms and floods—like this sculpted tree trunk—before casting them up on the shore for beachcombers to enjoy.
The Habitat, 164 Fourth St., Lamar, 361/729-2362;

Old Main Book Store, 438 Main St., Palacios, 361/ 972-1438.

Etched in Time, 414 Main St., Palacios, 361/972-5587;

Blessing Hotel and Coffee Shop, 128 Tenth St., Blessing, 361/588-9579.

Sculptor Danny Stephens, between Blessing and Bay City, 361-588-7038.

Matagorda Bay Nature Park, 6420 FM 2031, Matagorda; 979/863-2603 or 800/776-5272, ext 4740; Kayaking trips are offered on one Sat. each month. If you bring your own kayak, the guided trip costs $25 per person. Otherwise, the trip costs $50 per person, including kayak, guide, and safety supplies. Trips can be scheduled for groups of six or more.

Stanley-Fisher House Bed & Breakfast, 107 Saint Mary’s St., Matagorda, 979/863-2920;

Stingaree Restaurant, Stingaree Road at the In-tracoastal Canal, Crystal Beach, 409/684-2731;

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