Last week we traveled by boat to Tween Waters Marina Resort on beautiful Captiva Island. There were four boats and one couple who traveled by car and met us at the resort. It was another great middle-of-the-week long weekend.
We arrived at the Marina on Tuesday and had a little bit of rain and wind on that day -- but the rest of the "weekend" the weather was blue sky beautiful, although a little cooler than usual for April here. (Our friend took this picture as we left the Marina going home on Thursday.)
Bill and I didn't mind the slightly cooler weather at all because we don't yet have an air conditioner on our boat. The weather was perfect for us ... we slept well with the light wave action rocking us to sleep both nights. (Bill said he had to get up in the middle of the first night to re-tie the lines because the boat was bouncing. I barely noticed!)
Tween Waters is a lovely resort -- marina, hotel, cottages, three different restaurants, a large swimming pool -- and as seen above, beautiful landscaping. The sign is a little wobbly though -- and that's the way it looks, not the fault of the photographer.
Great white Egret
This was not specifically a birding trip -- but we saw a lot of lovely ones anyway. I always try to take advantage of every accidental birding opportunity.
A couple pictures of the Marina dock and the 'crow's nest' which is a great place to sit with morning coffee or evening wine and look over the Bay.
Great Blue Heron
Another frequent visitor to the marina area.
The whole group at lunch at the Green Flash Restaurant. This is not one of the restaurants at the resort, but about a mile and a half down the road. The couple who drove ferried us to and from (a couple of trips each way) because the road between the two is narrow and busy -- definitely not walkable. (Thanks to our waiter and our friend on whose phone he took the picture.)
The beach at Tween Waters.
Beach-combing by day, sunset watching by evening, eating in between, and all with great company!
Life is good.
Osprey with prey
I think we actually saw the Green Flash -- (or at least my camera did)!!
Linking this week to OUR WORLD on Tuesday; ALL SEASONS; MOSAIC MONDAY; NATURE NOTES; THROUGH MY LENS; FLORAL BLISS; WILD BIRD WEDNESDAY; WEDNESDAY AROUND THE WORLD; SIGNS SIGNS; THANKFUL THURSDAY; SKYWATCH FRIDAY; FLORAL FRIDAY FOTOS; SATURDAY CRITTERS; and RATHER B'BIRDING.
Thank you to all the hosts.