How many of us can say that we have seen Manatee in their natural habitat and Gopher tortoise? Here on North Captiva that is what you get to see. This is truely a unique experience. A wonderful few days both on anchorage and then at South Seas with overnight stay at North Captiva. Nana and Nandad travel the short distance of four miles in the dingy to North Captiva from South Seas which is on South Capitva. Now unless you know the area this might seem like a no brainer! However it is not as easy as it might seem. The waters at Redfish Pass, which divides one island from the other, is very susceptible to strong current and unpredictable shoals! It is only a four mile ride but it is shallow and unpredictable and of course, as all boating trips, there is always the unexpected. On our way over the clutch of the outboard engine keeps slipping and then the weather forecast is about to change! So our two night stay turned out to be one but we had a fantastic time both on the boat and exploring the island. How lucky are we.
The Arsenault’s trying their luck at fishing using both the rod that Tigran put together and the rod that was already onboard - no fish were caught! Also our shelling experience at the beach right beside where the house they rented was.
Ice Cream at Barnacles while Dana and Sinead have a much deserved dinner out while Nana and Nandad take over. The house that you see is right beside the airport runway and of course has a garage to house the plane - why not! A special place indeed.