Thursday, March 7, 2013

Day 34 on Captiva

Thurs, Mar 7

I cannot believe a week in March has already passed. It was 44 degrees when we woke up this morning and 32 degrees in North Canton.....something is wrong with this picture???

We headed to Ding Darling this morning around 9 am and found many birds feeding at the ponds. We saw many osprey, ibis, great egrets, great blues, white and brown pelicans,anhingas, reddish egrets, and tri-colored herons. A highlight was seeing a king fisher hovering in the air for about 5 minutes.  It was one of the best birding days of our stay. Pictures of some of the sights below:


After our drive, we had a breakfast of OJ, poached eggs, sliced tomatoes, and biscuits...Al had a grilled hot dog with his eggs.  The day did not warm up much higher then 60.  We dressed warm and took a walk to the beach and then to the bay.


Bay area

Dinner tonight at 6 at Il Tesoro....the earlier time is best because the reservations get backed up as the night progresses. This is a very small and noisy restaurant but the Italian food and service was great.
The house basket of rolls was served warm along with a plate of freshly grated Parmesan cheese and a trio of cruets with olive oil, balsamic, and spicy olive oil. We shared a Caprese Salad of  fresh tomato, mozzarella and basil, roasted peppers, baby greens. Al ordered  Veal Chop with black figs, portobello mushrooms, and truffle oil served with fettuccine.  I had Sea Bass Tesoro -Toscana-style seared and sautéed with artichokes, sun dried tomato, mushrooms, white wine, and garlic, served on a bed of Parmesan risotto.  We ordered glasses of Pinot Noir and Pinot Grigio. We finished our meal with creme brulee with coffee and espresso. This was a delicious dinner!!!

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