On the southwest coast of the Florida peninsula there are two islands that, though they are popular vacation spots, preserve a calm sense of being removed from civilization. This serenity is probably partly due to the relative lack of vehicles. Instead, every hotel and vacation rental provides their guests with bikes for puttering around the island, and let me say, it is blissful.
I had just returned from my long trek across the US and I hadn’t seen Dave in weeks, so instead of being bombarded with errands and social obligations we decided to get away for the weekend.
Usually we pack our vacations with activities and sight seeing so we can absorb everything a place has to offer while we are there, but this trip we just needed some good old fashioned R & R, which it turns out, Sanibel-Captiva is perfect for.
Our most vibrant activity was “shelling” which is apparently the big must-do as a tourist in Sanibel. Well, that and seeing the delightfully underwhelming lighthouse.
Other than this we happily laid around, ate, drank, and enjoyed the slow quiet pace of island time.