Today was beautiful! It was 74 degrees with sunshine and a nice breeze. We went for a drive with the top down, the first time in quite a while. First we drove out to Captiva to check on a house for a friend. The house is 'Rainbow's End', which is located in the heart of the village, on Wightman Lane. That is just one street north of Andy Rosse Lane. The beach is at the end of the street, making it a good location. The house is for rent and also for sale. :)
Blind Pass parking areas were filled up on both sides of the pass. The beach was lined with sun worshipers and fishermen.
We drove to the end of West Gulf Drive, then turned to go back. We found one parking spot available at resident access 5. As you will see, the water color today was beautiful, and there were shells along with some brightly colored umbrellas. :)
We then made a stop at Ireland's Sanibel Marina.
The Sanibel Thriller was taking a rest. :)
This yacht is for sale. Just thought I would point that out, in case you're interested. :)
The office for the Thriller is just inside the marina entrance, on the left.
It looked like nearly every boat slip was in use.
We then went for a drive out to the causeway islands. The traffic was heavy going in both directions, but it was such a nice day, we didn't let that bother us. Both islands were lined with people who were also having a great time. There were a lot of boats out too, along with a few jet skis.
Just before we got back to the island, a powered parachute flew over us. That looks like a lot of fun, and must be a great view!
As we drove through The Dunes, we saw a sick raccoon hiding behind a palm tree. We called our friends who do animal rescues. We only had to wait a few minutes before they arrived to take the poor thing to C.R.O.W. Thank goodness we have kind hearted folks living here, who don't mind leaving in the middle of their weekend activities to help with this sort of thing. They had the know how to get the job done quickly and without added stress for the animal. Thanks, Nancy and Chuck! Hopefully it will recover quickly.
A Blue Heron standing by the lake.
I love this mailbox covered with seashells and a sea turtle sitting on top.