Last year a pair of eagles would visit the beach nearly everyday when we were in Captiva. They would sit in an Australian Pine tree directly behind the area where we sat. This year we have only spotted them on the beach only a couple of times. But today an eagle flew in and landed in the same tree and perched there for about 3o minutes, I caught a picture as he flew above the roofs before landing.....
Today was a windy day but it was warm and was a great day to be at the beach.
The photos below gives an idea of how windy it was and how high the surf was.
Dinner tonight was at one of our favorite restaurants, The Mad Hatter. We had early reservations at 5:15 with a table by the window. We shared an appetizer of Portuguese Oysters roasted with chorizo, grilled corn and roasted pepper crusted and Duck Salad-sliced cold duck on a bed of spinach with orange, pecans, bacon and chopped onion dressing. Al ordered Short Ribs, red wine braised, served with horseradish cream and truffle yucca fries, I ordered the Triple Tail Special pan-fried topped with crab meat and fruit and served on saffron rice and asparagus. Enjoyed with Pinot Noir and Pinot Grigio. A Lovely meal and great service by Michelle.
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.