Walking With A Friend
I met up with Vt veteran TropicDiver while I was in the Ft. Myers area for a little sunset photographic jaunt to Sanibel Island. For those of you who never saw Bob's original pages (he deleted them from VT last year, our loss), he's the connoisseur of sunsets.
I’m a beginner at the photography thing, so I’ve been influenced by several of the fine photographers on the VT site, Bob included. Hey, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, guys! Who knows, maybe someday someone will want to imitate my work, LOL.
Glad to see you are back & building even better pages, Bob!
Or if you are feeling ambitious...
...use some of the interesting beach debris and get creative wtih your sand constructions!
I love the way this one utilized the strange curly stuff that was everywhere on the beach as hair. Too cute!
Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge
The wildlife refuge is a protected area for snakes, alligators, bald eagles and falcons. Unfortunately, I didn't see any while there. I spent a bit of time wandering around the refuge and reading the exhibits at the visitor's center. There are a couple of trails in the area, including one which starts at the visitor's center and leads 4 miles to an estuary. But it was too hot to trudge 4 miles on a hot dirt path through an area which resembled the Everglades. At least I thought so.
There is an auto road which loops around 5 miles of the refuge and a tram tour which does as well. Spend some time on either and you'll have a better chance of spotting wildlife. Just make sure to bring water and mosquito repellant.
Great spot to eat and drink.
Casual, great food, good seafood, and great service. The motto is teamwork at this restaurant. We had a great meal here. I had linguini with clam sauce, and had enough to eat it for lunch next day. Only downside, no salad with dinner. (We like them to 'throw' in a salad, and soup for free) Delaware restaurants have us spoiled.
(It's pronounced KONK!)
Fresh Bahamian queen conch, cracked and
marinated in Key Lime juice, with green peppers, onion, tomato and our own spices.
(Remember, its KONK!)
Just like hush puppies $5.25
With Pasta add $2.00
With Pasta add $2.00
Six plump, pink, breaded (our own) prawns,
served with fries, cocktail sauce, and lemon.
FRIED GROUPER SANDWICH
MESQUITE GRILLED GROUPER SANDWICH
Fresh - not frozen - Grouper filet,
our own very unique coatings,
lettuce, tomato, onion, tartar sauce on a
fresh baked roll, served with fries...$8.95
FRIED CHICKEN SANDWICH
Tender filets of chicken, breaded and fried
to perfection with lettuce, tomato, onion,
pickle, mayonnaise on a fresh baked roll,
served with fries...$6.95 FRIED GROUPER BASKET...$10.95
MESQUITE GRILLED GROUPER PLATTER
A larger filet of fresh Grouper with romaine lettuce,
sliced tomato and a side of french fries.
Your fresh fish.... you catch it, you filet it, we cook it -
grilled, mesquite grilled, or sautéed.
Sandwich or platter comes with all the trimmings & fries.
10 oz. per order
CHICKEN BREAST SANDWICH
Boneless, skinless, plump and juicy with lettuce,
tomato, onion, pickles, mayonnaise, our special sauce;
on a fresh baked roll, served with fries.
SPICY FRENCH FRIES
FLAMINGO GARLIC BREAD
Mild or Hot
With celery and blue cheese - the very best!
DEAD PARROT WINGS
We call them that because they're so hot
they could raise the dead!
With celery and blue cheese
(Order at your own risk!) (Very, Very HOT!)
Chinese Style - Sweet and tart
with celery and blue cheese
TERI -HOT WINGS
Dipped in our Teri-Hot Sauce
with celery and blue cheese...$5.95
Prim Rib Sandwich - 6 oz. Prime, cooked the way you like it, with lettuce, tomato, onion our special sauce and served with fries...$9.95
Done to your liking with our own special sauce.
6 oz. of top beef, with lettuce, tomato, onion,
served with fries....$9.95
Ask anyone who has tried our Award winning
Island favorite (You won't need to know any more!)
Topped with Parmesan Cheese and served
with Flamingo Garlic Bread...$6.95
CAESAR SALAD WITH
MESQUITE-GRILLED CHICKEN BREAST
our same Award-winning Caesar Salad with our
same Mesquite-grilled Chicken Breast, served
with Flamingo Garlic Bread....$10.95
CAESAR SALAD WITH
Our same Award-winning Caesar Salad with our same Mesquite-grilled Grouper, served
with Flamingo Garlic Bread....$11.95
KEY LIME PIE
An Old Florida Favorite...$3.95
CHOCOLATE KEY LIME CHEESE CAKE
The best dessert on the islands!...$3.95
Sanibel Island Lighthouse
First lit on August 20, 1884, the 98-foot tall
iron skeleton tower closely resembles the
current Cape San Blas lighthouse tower.
Both towers have a central spiral staircase
beginning about 10 feet above the ground.