There are no stoplights on Sanibel or Captiva, and there are no buildings taller than the tallest palm tree. Both serve as a reminder of what happens when we leave well enough alone. For generations, people have escaped over the three-mile causeway to a different pace of life – one that includes ungroomed white sand beaches filled with thousands of shells, great seafood restaurants, unmatched wildlife viewing and a family focused village atmosphere where only the absolutely necessary parts of civilization are included.
The first thing you get to see after you pay the $6.00 toll to cross the bridge is the beautiful Causeway Islands.
|Then we headed for Captiva Island|
At both islands you had to pay $2.00 an hour to park and go to the beaches.
The beaches here are beautiful also. These beaches are on the Gulf where the Sanibel beaches are on the bay side.
Both Islands are indeed beautiful but Captiva captured our hearts. It is like a Hemingway book. It is what I think the keys are going to look like. We shall see, because we leave tomorrow heading for the keys!