Thursday, October 15, 2009

Thursday Blue Skies and Sunshine

Last night the low temperature was 74 degrees, the high today was 90, with blue skies and sunshine. The forecast for tonight is 72 and 88 tomorrow. I like the gradual dropping temperatures.

I was at Pointe Santo de Sanibel this afternoon and walked on the beach. There were not many people there, not many shells either. :-( It was very pleasant with the temperature already down to mid 80's and a strong breeze.

I've begun to notice a slight increase in traffic on the island. This week there have been lights on in homes that had been dark for a few months, a sure sign that snowbird migration has begun.











If you will be on island during the next few days, you may be interested in the Traffic Advisory issued today:

Due to the F.I.S.H. (Friends in Service Here) 10K race beginning at 7:30 a.m., Saturday, October 17, 2009 at the Sanibel Community Association, traffic delays can be expected along Periwinkle Way from Tarpon Bay Road east to Casa Ybel Road, Middle Gulf Drive, Algier's Lane, and Island Inn Road.

*Periwinkle Way from Tarpon Bay Road to Casa Ybel Road will be closed from 7:15 a.m. to 8 a.m.

*Tarpon Bay Road will be closed from West Gulf Drive to Periwinkle Way from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Intermittent closures will occur at Casa Ybel Road and Middle Gulf Drive, Casa Ybel Road and Algiers Lane as well as Tarpon Bay Road and Island Inn Road from 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO BE ALERT FOR RUNNERS CROSSING THE ROADWAY IN THESE AREAS AND SHOULD EXPECT DELAYS. PLEASE PLAN YOUR TRAVEL ACCORDINGLY.

SHARED USE PATH REPAIR:

Beginning Monday, October 19th, the City of Sanibel's contractor, Gulf Paving, will begin the scheduled asphalt repairs to the Shared Use Path running parallel to Rabbit Road. The work is expected to take approximately two weeks to complete.

The section of Shared Use Path from the north end of Surf Sound Ct heading north to Sanibel-Captiva Rd. will be closed to all traffic during the repairs. All path users are alerted to use due caution while navigating around the construction areas.

5 comments:

Kathi said...

So nice to see your sunshine! It has been raining here for what seems like weeks!!!
Now it's going to get COLD! I wish I was where you are!!!!!

Kim Frydrych said...

I was married right by that building at Pointe Santo. I love that you post pictures from there!Must stay there every year. We usually stay in unit B22. Beautiful place. I hope to be as blessed as you tootie and be able to retire there as well

Pam said...

This is great! Now that the temps are going down a bit I'll be able to get back to shelling once a week again. Yippee!

Little Black Scrap Cat said...

We are enjoying the cooling weather as well. Thanks so much for the traffic heads up for tomorrow!! It will certainly affect our departure to the airport in the AM. We have had a nice visit. Not many large shells, but tons of tiny ones. If you have the patience and the eye, you will find many tiny shells during the receding and low tide at Lighthouse Beach. I will post those pics when we get home. I have been looking back at your archives for your shell cleaning tips... haven't been able to get there yet. But I have lots of tiny shells to clean at home! Wish we could have met up again!! We are working on packing this AM, then off to Lighthouse Beach for our final venture. Where did this week go? And so fast!!

Pam said...

I have a well deserved Kreativ Blogger award on my web site for you, Tootie, if you would like to collect it.