Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Day 38 on Captiva

Sunrise from the Dock on the Bay
Tuesday began with going out for sunrise on the bay side of the island.  We took a walk over to the beach on the gulf side to check out the tide and to see if there were any shells. We then returned to the porch for coffee and scones. Then we took a drive through Ding Darling. We finally saw some roseate spoonbills which we have missed seeing on our drives.

Roseate Spoonbills

Great Blue Heron

Mottled Ducks

One Happy Duck!

After a lunch of tuna salad, we headed back to the beach for a couple hours.  We were excited to see a pod of dolphins  - 5 to  6- swim by in the gulf. The flock of ibis were there again but had gained in number. 
We attended the Sanctuary Members Art Show to see the oil paintings that Helene was exhibiting.  She had  paintings ...a still life of an apple, snow scene, autumn scene and a beach scene. We enjoyed seeing the art that she did this past year.  We then had dinner with Mike and Helene and a couple of their friends in the clubhouse.   It was a fun evening and great food.

1 comment:

Betty Benton said...

Sounds like you lead an idyllic life on Captiva! Wonderful pictures -- I love your happy duck! We had another beautiful day too -- lunch with friends at our favorite restaurant; delightful weather, good conversation and delicious food!