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    Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum

    July 2, 2017
    Bailey_Matthews Shell Museum

      When you think of a scallop, what comes to mind? Maybe linguini and garlic butter? But did you know that scallops have dozens of bright blue eyes along the edge of the shell opening? Shell collectors from all over the world flock to Sanibel Island, which is ranked as a top destination for shelling.  The islands east-west orientation, gently sloping incline, and warm Gulf waters allow thousands of shells to arrive, mostly intact, on Sanibel’s shores. Visitors stroll along…

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    Battle On The Blueway

    This past weekend was the 3rd annual Battle on the Blueway. The sport of stand up paddle boarding (SUP) is growing in popularity. The calm waters of the Gulf of Mexico make Ft. Myers…

    June 17, 2016
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    A Weekend In Pass-A-Grille

    The view from The Sunshine Skyway Bridge is spectacular.   Tampa Bay’s clear water sparkles below us as we approach St. Petersburg. It’s another gorgeous day in paradise.   Our destination?   Pass-A-Grille Historic Pass-A-Grille, on the…

    May 21, 2016
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    A Saturday on Sanibel

    Spring in SW Florida is marvelous.   The bright blue sky, crystal clear water and cooler weather make it my favorite time of the year.   What could be better than a Saturday on Sanibel…

    May 12, 2016
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    Island Hopper Songwriter Fest

    What do you get when you combine the beautiful tropical islands of Captiva and Fort Myers Beach, the historic Ft. Myers River District, and live music performed by nationally acclaimed singer-songwriters? The Second Annual…

    September 28, 2015