Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Sanibel's Wet Wednesday

We had thunderstorms last night and it was cloudy today with thunderstorms coming over the island again during most of the afternoon. There was a lot of lightning in these storms. The low temperature today was 71 and the high was 85. The NW wind made it seem comfortable to be out today. We've had a total of 2.49" of rain, so far today on the eastern end of the island.

The Grandkids were anxious to get to the beach to see if the storms had caused enough wave action to bring in some shells. So, around 6:00 this evening, it had cleared up enough that we went to Resident Access 6 on West Gulf Drive.

There was a bit of wave action going on, but not a lot of shells coming in. There were some small shells in places. I found a tiny orange scallop and picked up a few nice colored jingles. From the high tide line, about 4 to 6 feet down, there was sand washed up over some manatee grass. When you walked in that area your feet would go down though the sand about 5 to 6 inches.

We had an enjoyable evening walking on the beach, checking the small shells for treasures. Amanda found a couple of tiny horse conchs, and a tiny sharks eye, which made her happy. Brooke found a couple of nice little shells and so did Grant. I'm thinking that those people on the beach early in the morning could find some little treasures.

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George said...

We could use some of that rain up here in Tennessee. It's been very hot and dry up here for a week. I like the picture of your family on the beach.

Gayle said...

You storm and it is 71. I storm and it is 41!! lol So glad you were able to make it down to the beach today with the kids.

Brandy and Andy said...

Hopefully the rain wills stay away for a few days. We are flying in tomorrow afternoon. I am so excited!!!

Anonymous said...

Send some of that rain to the Texas Gulf Coast, please. It's cooling off right now...down to 104! Love the photos. :-)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful grandkids, Tootie. I know they LOVE visiting their grandmother who lives in 'heaven' down there!!!!!

Loved seeing the sea turtle also...

Hope you have a wonderful week.