Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Sanibel and Captiva Islands

I took this one going over the causeway...

A steal on Sanibel for about $800,000 through John R. Wood

What could be more delightful than an island ? I love the name "Captiva", said to derive from captives held there by pirates... perhaps a fishermans tale ? Yesterday, William and I drove out to these islands, once only accessible by boat, and lunched at one of my favorite beachfront spots called the Mucky Duck... It's always a pleasure to drive over the causeway leading to the islands, and we saw lots of tourists as well as many people enjoying the pristine beaches and waters. Most of the restaurants were full as well. Robert Rauschenberg, the artist, was a big Captiva property owner, and lived there for many years. One of the big activities on these islands is shelling, and they have an expression for it called "doing the Sanibel stoop ". Captiva also features a luxury resort called South Seas Plantation... here are a few images to fire your imagination. Enjoy ! DF *****