Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Day 39 Captiva

Today was by far the very best day on the beach so far......weather was perfect with a great breeze and perfect temperatures. There also were more people on the beach...looks like peak season is in full force.  We just spent the day soaking it all in. Even the dolphins seemed to be playing more and enjoying the day.  A lot of sailing was happening in the gulf.
Sailing, Sailing!
Great Blue Heron taking a stroll.
Great Blue Heron visiting with the sunbathers.
As we were leaving we noticed this beautiful cloud formation in the sky.  Can you believe the size of this house with the blue roof?  It was one of the most recently built.  So many of the beach houses have been torn  down and replaced by these Mac Mansions.
What a lovely cloud formation we saw as we left the beach.
In the evening, we met friends Mike and Helene at the Sanctuary Club where they are members.  Helene was exhibiting her first oil painting in the club's 2nd Annual Sanctuary Member Art Show.
Her painting were quite good for a first. We viewed the art and then went to dinner at the Sunset Grill.
The four of us sat at the bar for dinner...best seats in this small restaurant. I dined on Macadamia nut encrusted fresh local Grouper, pan seared, on a bed of julienne vegetables, coconut rum butter, Mango fruit salsa and key lime burre blanc. Yum!!! Everyone else had flame broiled Gulf Lobster tails served with mascarpone risotto cake and a vegetable side of perfectly cooked asparagus, carrots,and zucchini. Delightful dinners. We shared Key Lime Pie which Helene vows that it is the best on the Islands after having sampled this pie everywhere. This was a delightful evening spent with friends, wine,  and great conversation.

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