Life on the Beach

Life on Sanibel Island is peaceful and relaxing. Discover the tranquility of the island. We spend the majority of our time on the beach. Whether we are walking along the water, sitting on our beach chairs, or taking a dip, this is where we like to be. The photos in this video are what we see! Most of the amazing dolphin photos were taken in November 2018 on the Sanibel Thriller. We highly recommend them. Enjoy!

Lighthouse Cafe

August 27, 2018

August 27, 2018

We had the yummiest breakfast today at The Lighthouse Cafe.  We didn't even open the menu as the Specials of the day board had great choices.

We ordered the Crab cake Benedict and the Cinnamon Raisin French Toast.  We wanted to share so the very nice server (Cecelia) split the orders onto 2 plates so we each had our own.  Very kind of her!

We ordered the Crab cake Benedict and the Cinnamon Raisin French Toast.  We wanted to share so the very nice server (Cecelia) split the orders onto 2 plates so we each had our own.  Very kind of her!

1/2 order of the Crab cake Benedict with potatoes.  YUM!  Can't even describe how delicious this was.

1/2 order of the Crab cake Benedict with potatoes.  YUM!  Can't even describe how delicious this was.

1/2 order of the Cinnamon & Raisin French Toast.  I can only describe this as "just like mom use to make".  It was very tasty and brought back memories!

1/2 order of the Cinnamon & Raisin French Toast.  I can only describe this as "just like mom use to make".  It was very tasty and brought back memories!

The restaurant is small with about 20 tables of all shapes and sizes.  The walls showcase lighthouses from all over the world that people have sent in.  Very unique.  The staff is very friendly and accommodating.  

The restaurant is small with about 20 tables of all shapes and sizes.  The walls showcase lighthouses from all over the world that people have sent in.  Very unique.  The staff is very friendly and accommodating.  

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This is a very popular place so be prepared to wait a bit.  In August we have no problem getting a table but their great reputation keeps them pretty busy.

This is a very popular place so be prepared to wait a bit.  In August we have no problem getting a table but their great reputation keeps them pretty busy.

Back Home from Sanibel

The pool is open!

The pool is open!

I just returned from a short trip to Sanibel. It looks like the island and the Fort Myers area is quickly recovering from Hurricane Irma. On the island, many branches and trees were lost, and there are a number of piles of vegetation that still need to be picked up. But the roads are open and it didn't look like any biking and walking paths were unaccessible. Most shops and restaurants are open or should be within the next few weeks, and the farmers market opened for the season yesterday (Sunday, October 1st). The gulf waters are warm and enjoyable for swimming, the birds still run away from the waves and there are plenty of shells to be gathered!

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As is usual in the fall, the island isn't very busy, but as we approach the busy holiday and winter season, don't forget you can use the Gulf Drives to avoid traffic. By following the West, Middle and East Gulf Drive, you can get all the way down to Pinocchio's Ice Cream and the Lighthouse Cafe without driving on Periwinkle.

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View of the sunset from the Sand Pointe beach

View of the sunset from the Sand Pointe beach