If you dig it, they will come – “Santiva”, Florida

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Flowing through Blind Pass
it’s water under the bridge –
lots of fishes, too!

Florida’s fabulous cloud formations float above the newly-dredged Blind Pass, a waterway between the islands of Sanibel and Captiva in Southwest Florida. The area is sometimes affectionately referred to as “Santiva”. The Pass is something of a marvel to my eyes. Before moving to Southwest Florida in 2006, I had been vacationing on Sanibel annually for several years and never saw more than puddles under the bridge.

Now, thanks to the Army Corps of Engineers, a swift current swirls through the Pass, and the local news is currently reporting abundances of mackerel, kingfish – and sharks! If you look closely, you can see several heads bobbing out there in the mouth of the pass. I’m betting they haven’t read the local news lately… :shock:

Some of you with sharp eyes may also have noticed that in addition to fishes, the Pass also attracts a species known as “militant shellers”. Bonus points if you know who they are! ;o)

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  15 comments for “If you dig it, they will come – “Santiva”, Florida

  1. October 15, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    Hi Tink, I just found the article/post I had about the glacier. If you have time this is the link:

    http://ewok1993.wordpress.com/2008/06/01/cruise-chronicles-part-4/

    Happy weekend.

  2. October 15, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    I don’t know what to look at first: The massive clouds above or the azure Gulf below. This walkway is perfect, wide enough for two persons side by side, and to narrow for (most) powered vehicles. So a safe traversing for us, to admire the nautical creatures and enjoy living in the lovely Autumn SW Florida skies. A stunner!

  3. October 15, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    Militant shellers? Usually indicate where the fish are. Might be.

  4. October 15, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    Oooooooo I LOVE the sky in this shot!!!

    I took some really cool shots last weekend with big sky in them that made me think of you!

  5. October 15, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    Oh. I want to be there. Right now. This instant.
    Beautiful!
    ~~~Blessings~~~

  6. October 16, 2009 at 10:31 am

    interesting post. and I have no idea what they are. If you want to wander down my road I’m home.

  7. October 16, 2009 at 11:01 am

    Apparently I need to get my eyes checked. I couldn’t see any of the things you mentioned. The only life forms that I could pick out were the human species that you have so wonderfully captured.
    I love the clouds in the sky they are quite lovely!
    If you’d like to stop by my blog I’m at Cake Crumbs.

  8. October 16, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    I LOVE these cloud formations. Very nicely captured. Looks like a nice place to catch a sunset. :)

    Thanks for playing along. Happy Friday!

    -Tisha

  9. October 16, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    i love the sanibel area! it’s gorgeous….and now, i must go again. i think i’ll find me a few shells. ok, well, i will just dream it. but thanks for the picture.

  10. October 16, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    So beautiful and peaceful. It’s amazing what they’ve done with the water flow.

  11. October 17, 2009 at 12:09 pm

    What dramatic cloud formations you captured. The water and the walkway look most inviting to me today, as I look out at a gray sky in Connecticut.

    Lovely scenery!

  12. October 17, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    The clouds are pretty cool!

  13. October 17, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    What MARVELOUS clouds in your lovely scenic view!
    Hugs and blessings,

  14. October 17, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    Oh! How I love Florida skies and water! Beautiful photos of your beautiful state of Florida!

  15. October 18, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    Well now…wouldn’t those shellers be Tootie and Chris and Jon…and now the Snowbirds? Beautiful photo. And someone tell those people to get out of the water! Have fun on vacation.

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