We had our preparations for the coming Tropical Storm Isaac done, so decided to take a drive. After stopping at the Sanibel Cafe to eat, we drove on to Blind Pass.
Only saw 2 people on Captiva side of the pass.
There were people walking the sand bars
on the Sanibel side of the pass.
It started raining a little harder, so after looking through some shells for about 5 minutes and finding these few, I left.
Most businesses seemed to be closed this afternoon. The Island Cow looked quite strange with an empty parking lot and all the tables and chairs from their outdoor dining area piled in a corner. The Sanibel Cafe was open, so we ate there. I also noticed the Hess Station and 7 Eleven were open and of course, Bailey's.
Low, low tide at Sanibel Causeway islands.
So many areas seem to be exposed more at low tide than usual. The dark places in this photo show green sea grass.
On a drive past the Lighthouse Beach, we saw some people out wind surfing. There were also a few at the causeway.
The picture below shows the new fencing and plantings that were just put in to repair the damage from the last tropical storm.
Tide was WAY out!
Passed the Sanibel Marina, which looked very strange with no boats at the docks. It is usually full.
Grandma Dot's all boarded up.
Raining harder now