Great anchorage for a northern blow. Only a few boats here and water remains relatively smooth. Saw 29 knots in one gust but mostly in the twenties.
Looking south towards Sanibel Island
Since we feel comfortable leaving the boat anchored here we've already left the boat a couple times. The first to explore Captiva.
First stop, Doc Ford's - Randy Wayne White is our favorite author. Too bad we're not here two weeks from now as his newest book is being introduced here on the 31st.
Had lunch then went to the beach. Rip Tide Currents - hazardous. People swimming though.
We walked to The Mucky Duck and had a couple beers and just enjoyed looking at the beach. I told the bartender about the people swimming...oh he said, "They are from Germany"
Next we had more food and a margarita at a Mexican place and stopped to look at the Bubble Room. This is where Eileen found the 'FUN POLICE'
Yesterday (Thursday) we went on an early kayak trip just next to our anchorage to Buck Island. This is part of the Ding Darling Bird Sanctuary where we found another 'love channel' in the mangroves.
Back to the boat early to listen to the Butler Game on Tune-In radio. They won - GO BULLDOGS!
Another short kayak ride before sunset to get diesel fuel at 'Tween Waters Marina and an awesome dinner aboard.
Today is St. Patty's day. Maybe we go back to the Mucky Duck or kayak to Sanibel? hmmm decisions on TARDIS