Monday, March 7, 2011

Day 38 Captiva

Our stay here will be ending soon...too soon.  This is our last Monday.  I tried to catch up with some email and posts this morning.  Soup and sandwiches for lunch.  Great afternoon at the beach.....waves are really pounding today which brought the surfers out ...tried to capture in video:
Was great birding on the beach today. Great blue heron was here today....first to see one on the beach this year...usually regular visitor in past years.  Captured these pictures:
Great Blue Heron
Ring Billed Gull
Ruddy Turnstone
Black Bellied Plover  (Corrected name)
Al on the Beach
Today we went to Traditons on the Island, the restaurant at the Island Inn which has been recently renovated and is now managed by restaurateur Andrea Mucciga whom we have followed around the island first at Bellini's on Captiva , then Riviera on Gulf  Drive, then Dolce Vita on Periwinkle and back on Gulf Drive  at Traditions. Traditions on the Beach has been completely renovated and added a full bar and lounge area and has a wonderful Gulf view. 
The musician for the night was Woody Brubaker but is usually Joe McCormick, a favorite entertainer of ours.

Gulf  View at Island Inn

Woody Brubaker
We shared a Caesar salad and Al ordered  flame grilled veal chop served with porcini mushrooms and potato gratin. I enjoyed veal with lemon, capers, and artichoke served dauphinoise potatoes. Al had creme brulee with caramel crust for dessert. After dinner, we enjoyed dancing and after dinner drinks.
Dining Room
Bar and Lounge

1 comment:

David McRee said...

Beautiful blog! Am enjoying reading it. We honeymooned on Sanibel for 10 days in Oct 2009 and really enjoyed settling into the relaxed routine of beaching and biking. Birds everywhere. By the way, your photo of the "Red knot" is actually a Black-bellied plover in non-breeding plumage. The thick, heavy bill gives it away as a plover. February has given us some great beach weather hasn't it? Much nicer than last year.