It’s time for the 76th Annual Shell Fair at the Sanibel Community House on Periwinkle Way. I mention the Shell Fair for several reasons; it is three days of exhibits and crafts and displays of pretty-near every species of mollusk on this planet. If this sounds interesting to you and you are already in southwest Florida, come on over (still open today and tomorrow), or plan on being here early March next year. If this is not your “cup of tea” you would want to plan around the first week in March, as other than Easter week this is as busy as it gets. Weather is perfect for the event and besides it is so much fun!
Time change this weekend got me thinking it’s time to plan your summer getaway. Sure, in the summer, there is usually an hour or so of rain late afternoon, but traffic is light, beaches are less crowded (never really all that crowded, even during season), and easy to get into your favorite restaurant. Actually, the shelling is excellent over the summer months because of the afternoon showers, they do help bring the shells in closer to the shoreline. You can also take a shelling charter from Adventures in Paradise and go out to the little islands that are only accessible by boat. They will pick you up at the hotel to take you to the marina and then deliver you back in their trolley.
Another option for a boat ride is the Sanibel Thriller, a 55′ fast power boat that cruises around the islands giving you a narrated tour of the waters around us and view Sanibel and Captiva from the waterside. It’s big fun to watch the dolphins play in the wake. This tour departs from Sanibel Marina.
That’s all for now, folks. Need to get some lunch, Star Bar down on the beach, Island Cow, Lazy Flamingo, or maybe Huxter’s Deli? It’s all good, my friends!