Tuesday began with Cecilia and I checking out the beach very early for shells but we did not find it any better for shelling today. After some coffee, we all went to Ding Darling.....thought we might find more birds than we did shells. One exciting thing that we saw was the stingray shown below. It was swimming very fast wih several sucker fish .
Enjoyed seeing the white pelicans, tri-colored heron, mergansers, green heron, great blue herons, ospreys, willets, and all the other regular residents along the drive.
the porch of Sunset Grill
We then headed to the sunset grill for brunch. Cecilia ordered the Banana French toast with a twist -it is made with fresh banana nut bread. It was very good....have to try that next time. Al had Eggs Santiva, toasted English muffin topped with smoked salmon, poached eggs, capers, onions and hollandaise sauce. For brunch, I enjoyed the Eggs Captiva, homemade crab cakes and poached eggs on a toasted English muffin with hollandaise sauce. Again we enjoyed eating on the porch listening to the sounds of the waves.
We did fit in some time in the sun on the beach after brunch. Later we went out for the sunset, but it began to rain just as we got to the beach. At least we did see a beautiful sky.
For dinner, I prepared Shrimp Puttanesca full of flavors from shrimp, lemon, anchovies, garlic, red pepper flakes, tomatoes, Kalamata olives, capers, and vermouth. This was served over spaghetti with salads and hot rolls and of course glasses of wine.
We having been visiting Captiva Island for a number of years and have found it to be a most fun and relaxing place. We started coming one week in February and one week in September many years ago and have added more weeks since we retired. We now come for 6 weeks at a time.