These pictures give a feel of the cloudy, gray morning:
We had fun watching these yellow-crowned night herons:
And then a roseate spoonbill joined the herons:
Other birds of the day:
|Yellow-Crowned Night Heron near the end of the drive|
Our drive ended about 11:00 and we headed back to the cottage for a lunch of chicken sandwiches and chips. We decided the cloudy afternoon would be a good time to hit the shops at Periwinkle Place and that we did. It was more of a window shopping trip but I did buy something at Fresh Produce and some soap and lotions at a new shop Fanta Sea.
This shopping area is a lovely place located in a garden atmosphere with beautiful tropical plants, trees, and water fountains.
Since it is time to eat, we drove to Matzaluna for dinner but it was a 25 minute drive to the end of the island because of the bumper to bumper traffic headed to the causeway.
But we beat the dinner rush and were seated in a booth immediately. Al ordered Veal Parmesan -tender cutlet, lightly fried, then baked with mozzarella and pomodoro sauce and served a salad.
I had Mulberry Street Shrimp-gulf shrimp, sauteéd with capers, mushrooms, tomatoes, spinach and prosciutto tossed in a sage cream sauce, served over angel hair pasta and with a salad. This was absolutely delicious and way too large a portion. By the time that we left, there was a long line of people waiting for tables and an overcrowded bar. The Italian dinner was worth the drive in the traffic jam.