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Sea shells on the sea shore


On Captiva the Andy Rosse Lane area is the hub of this Island with a number of eclectic restaurants.

A short walk from here gets you to the Gulf of Mexico and the always popular Mucky Duck pub.

The beaches around Sanibel are some of the best in this world for shelling.

For the many amateur collectors this involves strolling ankle deep through the warm, clear waters and gazing down for the shells that have drifted close to or on shore.

If you want to know more about shells, the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum claims to be the most comprehensive museum in the Western Hemisphere devoted solely to shells.

More than 30 exhibits display shells from around the world, with special focus on shells of Sanibel and Captiva islands and southwest Florida.

Finally, for live entertainment it has to be the Jacaranda. The ‘Jac’ serves fine food and has live music every night of the week. It is also the place the locals head for to strut their stuff, which is a good sign.

.. and when the sun rises

As the sun rises on another perfect day, everyone seems to head to the Lighthouse Café for breakfast. The café claims to serve the best breakfasts in the world. Not sure I would go that far but they are good.

An a great way to start another day doing nothing.

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