Driving over rather low land for a mile or more, we came to that part of the bay which is backed by a steep bluff; and taking the road between the foot of the vertical bank and the water, we traveled about a mile further, and entering the "Gulley," camped for the night.
The "Gulley" is a deep cut or ravine in the bluff on the north side of Corpus Christi Bay.
At the time of construction of the S. A. & A. P. R. R. , the company had sunk a well to obtain water for their men and horses. Being near the public road, and furnishing the only fresh water attainable within a radius of several miles, it was a favorite camping place, and was occupied nearly every night by some party of travelers.
The spot was familiar to us, for we had camped there many times before.