Monday, February 27, 2012

Day 23 on Captiva

We were all up early this morning. After coffee and Turtle Pecan Biscotti, Cecilia and I went out to the beach to check for shells. The shells were small and mostly broken….not a very good selection….but we enjoyed about an hour walking in the sand. We did spot a dolphin and also we saw a shark swimming close to the shoreline… was grayish brown and had a sharp pointed fin. At least it appeared to look like one.

Pelicans arriving at he beach.

Great Blue Herons at the beach.

Pelicans sitting on the beach.

Cecilia shelling on Captiva Beach
We had a lunch of sandwiches and chips on the porch. Then we visited the non-profit Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum that features more than 30 exhibits of mollusks from around the world. Exhibits are devoted to shells in art and history, shell habitat, rare specimens, fossil shells, common Southwest Florida shells, and more.

Exhibit at Museum

Al checking out exhibits.
Cecilia looking at exhibits.

The rest of the afternoon was spent relaxing, reading, and napping on the beach.

Dinner tonight was at the Timbers, a very popular and busy seafood restaurant. See earlier post. Cecilia had the sautéed crab cake dinner with clam chowder and baked sweet potato. We shared an appetizer of Oysters Rockefeller. Al ordered triple shrimp platter with scampi, crunchy, and baked stuffed shrimp with salad and sweet potato. He likes the goldfish that garnish the salad. I had the baked stuffed shrimp with chowder and sweet potato. All dinners were served with steamed veggies. Enjoyed the meal …good service and good food.
Back to the house, we sipped Bailey’s Cream on the porch. We then all relaxed and took turns falling asleep as we tried to watch TV.

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