Well, today we said a tearful “good-bye” to Sanibel Island, Candace, and her lovely dog Darla – we already miss them all!
The last few days have consisted of a last look at this paradise – more beach time, another visit to the conservation area and a drive through Captiva with Jeff, who is finally feeling better, a tour around the impressive shell museum, and several wonderful home-made meals with Candace – who turns out to be an amazing cook.
Now we’re in a little motel on Lake Ochichobee, near the marina where we plan to leave the boat for next Summer and Fall, when it is finally repaired. We’ll visit the marina tomorrow, then head for the boat for a last “good-bye” before we board the plane in Orlando on Friday, March 31st to head for home.
We’re both ready – though it’s actually turned out to be an interesting discovery trip on Florida’s Gulf coast. We’ll certainly be back to Sanibel/Captiva some time in the future! This will be my last post … thanks for following, to those of you who have – more next year (hopefully about sailing J).