Actually, we did Sanibel in reverse last Winter. We did sunset first and took an evening stroll on the beach. The tourists had been hard at work all day building sand castles. It was sand castles for miles. But I was running out of day light. I should have run for my own pail and shovel instead.
The puffer fish decoration was a recurring theme.
This dolphin sports one too.
I feel the same way.
A few tiki drinks later and it's time for sunrise...
What does sunrise mean on Sanibel island? Sea shells.
The sky glows pink. The sun will make an appearance soon...
After an exhausting morning of shelling we fortified ourselves with raspberry pancakes at The Sanibel Cafe. You dine surrounded by urns filled with seashells. And eat on a sort of glass bottom boat table. Filled with shells of course!
Our hopes of seeing Roseate Spoonbills was a bust. But we did see white pelicans at J.N. Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge. For more birds visit Wild Bird Wednesday
And before we crossed back over to the mainland we enjoyed a good fish dinner. Grilled Mahi. That's life in the slow lane on Sanibel. Fish dinners, sea shells, sandcastles, sunrise and sunset. Repeat.