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… 😯

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

  1. 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!

  2. 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!
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  3. 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!

  4. 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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