We’re still traversing Pine Island Sound (I think – I may be a bit turned around) and we are passing these historic fishing shacks. They’ve got a fascinating story, which I’ll have to google when I get home.
EDITED TO ADD: I found a local news story about the history of the fishing shack –
Historic fishing shacks of bygone days | News-Press.com
Our cruiser is picking up some passengers from Useppa Island before returning us to Captiva. Once a 1920s hangout for the rich and famous, Useppa is now a private club and if you don’t belong, the only way to spend any time here is to get aboard one of these cruisers.
Look who we found digging a hole in the roots of a tree! Another one was seen making his escape over the hill.
As you are waiting for your turn on the gangplank, you look down and see this sign. I like it that Cabbage Key makes water conservation a priority 😉
Cabbage Key is pretty much a giant shell mound, with littler mounds around it. Here’s a really ancient shell from the perimeter of the main mound.
This is worth the climb to the top – 360 degrees of this!
We are done with lunch – delicious mahi mahi! Now for a brief roam around the island.
How’d you like to live here? As long as I had internet (satellite?), I’d be fine. This is the former home of author Mary Roberts Rhinehart – island was purchased for a pittance in the 1920s. Can’t wait to dock!
More dolphin sightings have occurred and the boat is leaning perilously on the side where they are hanging out. We should be at Cabbage Key soon.
Cutting myself off from further adult libations until we get to Cabbage Key. We’re currently chugging by Safety Harbor on North Captiva, and we’ll be passing Cayo Costa in a minute.
The good thing about my empty glass is that it’s Greenware – made from plants, right here in the USA!
We have boarded and we’re sitting on the upper deck. There’s already been at least one dolphin sighting
Waiting now to board the boat. Captiva is pretty!