Our nights are not cool anymore. Last night the low was 81 and today it reached 91 with 74% humidity. It was still too hot for me, later this evening. But, we went to West Gulf Drive and walked out resident access 2, anyway. There was a pretty strong wind blowing, which kept us cool. :) There were not as many shells as yesterday and I wasn't tempted to bring any home with me.
We saw our Dutch friends on the beach and had a nice visit with them. They had spent most of their day on the beach and had picked up a couple of nice sand dollars and several fighting horse conchs.
The little puffy clouds below the larger ones, was a little unusual.
The water is still a nice color and pretty clear.
There were mostly shell crumbs. :(
A large dark cloud came past us. Some sprinkles fell for about 3 minutes but the rain didn't come. We could sure use some.
These shells were still left from yesterday.
The friends, rinsing their feet and getting ready to leave the beach.
Still finding things to chat about in the parking area.
Our friends making the trek back to their house.
Even though the oil spill has not reached Sanibel Island, some Sanibel businesses are preparing law suits. They say profits are declining because of fear that it will. I simply can't understand why people don't do their homework before a vacation. If predictions are correct the oil will not affect our shores and if it does, most rental agencies and owners will give a full refund. If you are planning a vacation at Sanibel, please don't worry. Simply call the person or company you are going to rent from and ask what their policy is, before you make your payment. I know it is a little worrisome if you have to purchase airline tickets, well in advance of your travel time, but check on travel insurance to see if any of them would cover it. I've found the price of it to be low and well worth the money spent. If you are driving; no worries (Unless you were going to buy a new car, just for the occasion :).) For stays anytime in the near future, I'm sure you are safe to make plans. For dates further out, keep checking on the trajectory reports. This link will provide a little info to understand how to read them.