Sunday, March 5, 2017

Day 29 0n Captiva

Sunday morning is Farmer's Market time in Sanibel.  Al and I left around 9 to shop for the week's produce. Lucky enough to get parking at the library.  We purchased tomatoes...the best....okra, lemons, limes. lettuce, and more at the produce stand.  One of the busiest booths man said "the line reached Captiva".  We also had to buy more fresh made guacamole and mozzarella cheese. Al selected some flowers from the floral booth.


 Me on the left waiting for Mozzarella.
 I decided we should eat at the Deli on Palm Ridge but they close on Sunday so we went to the nearest place a few doors from the deli which was Rosie's (formerly Hungry Heron in past years). Not the best choice.....even though the food was not bad, the restaurant was a bit run down and did not seem to be well managed and maintained. The hostess seemed to be frazzled but the restaurant was not busy.  I ordered tuna salad sandwich with fries which was oversized and good but the sandwich was grilled which I did not care for or expect on a salad sandwich.  Al had Blackened Bleu Cheese Burger seasoned steak burger, bleu cheese, bacon with lettuce & tomato with onion rings which he said was very good.

We stopped at Ding Darling and checked out the gift shop and took a short walk on the Indigo Trail out to the Education Boardwalk near the school.  I took photos of an Osprey having lunch and a Yellow-crowned Night Heron from the observation deck.

We also spotted  a Roseate Spoonbill, Ibis, Anhinga, and Tri-colored Herons. There were tracks of an alligator crawling through the mud below the bridge.

We did a quick drive through the refuge but did not see anything out of the usual.  Most birds were inactive including the White Pelicans all curled up on the sand barriers.  I did take photos of an ibis and immature night heron as we leaving the trail.

By the time we arrived back at the cottage, clouds moved in and stayed the rest of the day.  Time was spent reading and relaxing.
I served Shrimp Linguini ( frozen dinner) with tossed salad of lettuce and veggies for the evening meal.

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