Day trippin’ on Sanibel Island

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09032010609-Fort-Myers-Beach-truckLast Friday, just before the three-day weekend festivities here in the United States, I took myself over to Sanibel Island for the day. I am very lucky to live within easy driving distance of the island (half an hour from driveway to causeway), and I really should do this more often.

As I approached the causeway, I encountered this truck on Summerlin Road. Considering all the “Mickey Mouse In The Wild” encounters I’d already experienced that week, I thought the “Don’t Mess With The Mouse!” slogan on the back of the truck was apropos ;) click photo to see it bigger

Looks like Vera Bradley threw up in here...

I was a little early for my appointment so I popped into a few shops. This one has a corner where it looks like Vera Bradley threw up!


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Finally, it’s time for my massage – can we say, “Ahhhhh!” now? :)


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After the massage, I poked around in a few more shops and found this wall hanging at “Pandora’s Box”. I liked the sentiment and the presentation, but didn’t think it was worth what they were asking for it. The artist’s name is Anahata Joy Katkin, in case you are interested in looking her up.


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My last stop was Gulfside City Park aka Algiers, one of Sanibel Island’s public beaches. I stayed about two hours, hunting the shoreline for treasures. It was mostly “kibbles and bits” shelling, but I did manage to score a couple of macaroni and cheese shells (aka, those little orange juvenile Florida horse conch shells).


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It was low tide by time I crossed the causeway again, and the sailboat that had run aground a few weeks back was now visible on that crescent-shaped sand bar just off the south side/”sad lane” (you’re sad cause you’re leaving Sanibel!). I wonder when someone is going to finally remove it – or is it destined to become a relic with all sorts of local legends attached to it?


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9 comments for “Day trippin’ on Sanibel Island

  1. September 7, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    OMG, Tink, your beach shot is breathtaking! I love the wall hanging, too.

  2. September 8, 2010 at 12:39 am

    oh wow, the beach is gorgeous! a marvelous place to relax and unwind.

  3. September 8, 2010 at 2:25 am

    Great scenery.

  4. September 8, 2010 at 4:25 am

    Great shots.
    Joyce M

  5. September 8, 2010 at 4:29 am

    yes, I too love that beach shot!!

  6. September 8, 2010 at 6:13 am

    Yep, me too…me too! I live about a 15 minute drive from the island here and I would love to be there all the time…the sea calls me. [and shopping too!]

    TREE Drifting Ashore at Sunrise

    Hope your Wednesday has treated you well and you can find time to visit with me…

  7. September 8, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    That beach is all I need. Happy WW!

  8. September 9, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    What a beautiful beach! Your photos are all wonderful!

  9. September 9, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    What a beautiful day!

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