You will come away with great enjoyment and a new understanding of this beautiful place and its history.”
Historian, Betty Anholt
Author of Sanibel’s Story
Friday, July 23, 2010
Thursday, July 22, 2010
The day before America's Independence day, I set out on a 27 foot boat with a 60 horse Yamaha tiller steering engine on the biggest ocean on this sphere, we call Earth. In search of fish to eat, shells to bring home and landscapes to forever fill my mind. The guide and Captain of the vessel, Miguel was from a nearby Island. His family has lived on the island since the 1600's. Whales were observed with great awe. The spouting of the whale when it blows water is most indescribable. The day on the water in the pacific was as big as the Ocean itself. Viewing whales was spectacular. I was fortunate to see a mother and her calf. I continued to take many photos of the waves crashing on the rocks of an off shore island. After catching a few large Spanish mackerel. I was more than ready to explore the island and look for beach treasures. Wow! The shell collecting was superb. The plant life tantalizing. The orchids in bloom were a pleasure to observe. Butterflies, wasps and bees were utilizing the nectar from a seaward sprawling tree that I could not identify, but looked hauntingly familiar. Have you ever seen a blue wasp? My neck hurt from trying to observe the shells, flowering plants, insects and driftwood this island possessed. The waterfalls were mythical. the flowering plants unbelievable. I still shake my head in amazement while I type.