Sanibel Ice-land

With last night’s air temperature hovering around 62 degrees, you’d have to be completely NUTS to even think of getting into the water out at Blind Pass last night. Foolish even. You’d have to be out of your mind. I’d even go as far as saying the word “lunatic”.

Luckily for you the reader, that kind of person writes this blog.

The water temp was 68 degrees. Meaning, if you got INTO the water and then got out, being inside water was actually warmer than being outside the water. I decided to test that theory. 🙂

All kidding aside though, the view was beautiful as always. But with a distinct smell in the air.
Yep, you guessed it. RED TIDE is here folks. There were some dead fish in the sand and that rotten smell hovering everywhere. Which is why we didn’t stay long at BP.

I did happen to get into the water (only up to my knees though. I’m not certifiable yet) and see what I could find. The waves were really washing up nicely and certainly bringing shells with them. Unfortunately, I couldn’t get to any of them because I’d forgotten my rake at home. I was left with what could only be described as a butterfly net, which caught more sand than shells. That’s like going big game hunting with one of these:

But we did manage to spot some decent shells along the shore. Unfortunately, no keepers tonight.

But as I’ve always said – any day on Sanibel is better than a work day. Even if it’s cool outside. Lucky for me, my wetsuit should be here this weekend, so the cold won’t matter!

By the way, don’t let the manly exterior fool you. I’m shivering in this picture. Each time a wave came up higher than my knees, I let out a very UNmanly sound. A shriek, if you will. Good thing we’ll be back in the mid 80s this weekend. Hopefully Red Tide will have washed away by then.

Thanks to the Queen for taking pics tonight. 😀


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