Getting back to the specifics of our trip this year....our Monday and Wednesday were spent enjoying the most gorgeous beach days at Lighthouse Beach on Sanibel Island. This beach is just a short walk from our condo. It is on the Gulf Side, versus the small private beach that we enjoy on the outside of our patio which faces San Carlos Bay. Lighthouse Beach is full of white sand, as well as many many shells. For those of you who don't already know, Sanibel is practically world reknown for its shells (has to do with its east/west positioning). However, as a visitor who gets out of bed around 9-10am and shows up to the beach around 11am, don't be surprised to find that a lot of the huge, fully intact shells are missing in action. Shelling is taken seriously down here and, you know the saying, the early bird gets the worm!!
We passed the time on these lovely days by.....
....sitting on our beach chairs sipping vodka pineapples
.....lying on our rafts in the bath-water warm Gulf of Mexico....
|FYI -- you can't take "live" shells from the beach. Tuck did return this one to the water shortly after this picture was taken :)|
Hope you enjoyed our beach shots! I have more to share from our Captiva sunsets, which are unparalleled in my lifetime