We began today with coffee and later I set up Continental breakfast so everyone could eat what and when they wanted to. Had cereal, fresh fruit including bananas, blueberries, strawberries, oranges and grapefruit, juice, bagels,toast, and pastries. We then drove to Sanibel to shop at Periwinkle Place.
Just as we arrived , an EMS truck pulled in....a large tree limb had fallen from a tall tree in the garden and landed on a woman walking with a baby in her arms. Fortunately the limb fell on the woman's back and missed hitting the child. She did not seemed to be seriously injured. While shopping, Cecilia found some items at Chico's which is the original store for this chain. We also bought more books by Christine Lemmon, local author from Sanibel and Cecilia found a sun bonnet for her grand daughter 1 year old Hannah, at Fresh Produce.
We were back home around 1:00 and lunched on tuna salad sandwiches with chips. Then we trekked over to the beach for sun and relaxation.
Tonight we dined at The Green Flash in Captiva that sets on the bay side situated on the waters of Roosevelt Channel and overlooks the Intracoastal Waterway, the tranquil waters of Pine Island Sound, and the pristine beauty of Buck Key. We had a lovely dinner and great service. Cecilia ordered Prince Edward Island mussels sauteed with tomatoes, garlic and wine sauce served over pasta. Al enjoyed a Veal Chop served with garlic mashed potatoes. I had Crab Cakes, Maryland style, served with black bean and corn salsa. Food was great...best food that we have hadhere.
NOTE: Green flashes and green rays are optical phenomena that occur shortly after sunset or before sunrise, when a green spot is visible, usually for no more than a second or two, above the sun, or it may resemble a green ray shooting up from the sunset point. Green flashes are a group of phenomena stemming from different causes, and some are more common than others.
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.