Today we had a high surf warning again and being worried about the sea turtle nests, we drove around the island checking the beaches in several places. The news is not good, as all of the nests we saw were washed over or washed out completely. :(
We went to the Sanibel Lighthouse next...
The road to the Lighthouse is closed until it can be repaired.
A WINK TV truck was in the Lighthouse Beach parking area.
At the Sanibel Marina there was water over the dock walkways. They sure weren't needed today, because nobody was going to use their boat.
Driving over the canals, you could see that the water was much higher than usual, and over most of the docks I could see.
There was also a warning about high surf possibly going over the Sanibel Causeway in places, but that didn't happen. The surf was extra high during the high tide this evening and water was blowing onto the causeway in a couple of places, when we drove across it around 5 PM. The water was pretty far up on the causeway islands, much higher than the norm.
As we drove onto the causeway, I noticed the Sanibel Boat Ramp Dock also had water on the walkways.
Coming back toward the island on the causeway.
A TV truck was sitting on one of the causeway islands.
Drove to Blind Pass, the Sanibel Parking Area was flooded and closed.
On the Blind Pass Bridge, looking toward the Bay.
For just a minute, the sun found a hole to shine through.
Some streets on Captiva were flooded.
Beach erosion near the Mucky Duck.
My friend, Bonnie sent some photos and a video to me that were taken at Gulf Shores today.
The air was full of salt water today.
Seeing all these nests getting washed over
is just terrible.