Perfect for a day (or half) trip. Don't miss the Corkscrew Swamp Santuary, located outside Naples. (less than an hour from Sanibel depending on traffic.)
Walk quietly around a pristine swamp (on a boardwalk) and look out for alligators, turtles, many birds, and tons of lizards. These old growth cyprus trees are majestic, and even have their odd "knees" sticking out of the water.
It's a 2.25 mile walk around the swamp. You can go as fast or as slowly as you like, but I'd recommend being slow and very quiet. And, bring binoculars.
The entire experience there makes me want to take up birding.
Sad to say, the 4 hurricanes
in 2004 did alot of damage to
Sanibel and Captiva Islands.
These pictures were taken in
January of 2005.
They are still cleaning up ....
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