Friday, February 19, 2016

Day 21 on Captiva

Today was a busy day with a planned trip to Fort Myers to see and do a lot.  After coffee, we began our drive at 8:15 with our first stop at Bunche Beach with the hope of seeing Skimmers and a Flamingo who has been spending a lot of time on this beach.  We did not see them but there were a lot of  birds and a lot of photographers here. 

 Al made some great shots of  the Fort Meyers skyline and the Causeway view seen from the beach.

A view of Sanibel shoreline:

Some of the birds we spotted:

And Al on the beach among the trees:
After about an hour of walking the beach we headed to Six Mile Slough.
Note: "The Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve is over 3,500 acres of wetland ecosystem. The cypress slough catches and slowly filters rainwater on its way towards Estero Bay. A myriad of animals like otters, alligators, turtles, wading birds, and more live at the Slough year-round. "
The weather is almost perfect today and we saw a lot of wildlife on the boardwalk at the slough including snakes, alligators, turtles as well as birds.
The snakes included:

Black Snake

Alligators we saw:

Sunning Turtles:

And the birds:


 We enjoyed a packed lunch in the picnic spot near the butterfly garden in the parking area.
We then made our next stop at Tanger Outlet Center and purchased some belts, shoes and Polo cologne.
And then a stop at Publix which was across the road from the outlet:
Being that was the last stop of the day, we drove back to the house and had dinner at home.  Too tired to cook, we had a frozen Bertolli Dinner of shrimp and pasta,

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