Saturday, February 6, 2010

Day 6, Thurs, Feb 4

Al did early walk. Came back with pastries from store. Today we did the "lecture tour". We went to DDWR for talk by "Bird" Westall, a popular canoe tour guide on the island. Talk began at 1:00 but parking was almost full when we arrived shortly after noon. Had a fullhouse in the auditorium. He spoke about the island and wildlife but was almost too political blaming man for all the loss of wildlife and discussing his personal beliefs. Enjoyed more when he talked about the birds and animal behavior. Went to Doc Ford's for late lunch of crabcake and mussels. The crabcake was not best I have had...too thick and had too many ingredients like corn, carrots. We then did quick drive thru DDWR. Home to have a drink and headed to Sanibel Community Center around 6:00 for the Audoubon guest speakers - Dick Fortune and Sara Lopez,nature photographers from Miami. They showed slideshow of their photos and talked about photography techniques and equipment. They have been featured in many books and calendars, including Sanibel-Captiva Calendars.
Afterwards,we went to Island Cow for late dinner. I ordered the fried calamari basket and Al had fried oyster basket.Filled our quota of fried food for awhile. Disappointed that the hushpuppies were tough and overcooked.

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