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Captivating Captiva!

May 8, 2019

We reached our anchorage at Tween Waters around 11.15 and settled in for the next few days thankful for the stunning weather and calm seas that we have been gifted with.

After a little research we decided to have lunch at The Green Flash which has a drive up dock.  They allowed us to leave our dinghy tied up there after a lovely meal there and walked into the color filled little beach town which is so quaint with a laid back vibe.  

 

 We bought a floaty and walked over to the west side of the island to have a swim and walk on the beautiful pristine beaches.  It is one of the most luscious islands we have every seen.  It is thick with vegetation, bumper to bumper palm trees and everything seems to be perfectly manicured.  It has a slower pace, a relaxed feel, and has esteemed white beaches teeming with shells.

 

Captiva is just north of Sanibel Island.  It is rumored that Jose Gaspar (the infamous pirate) buried his treasure on Sanibel and held female captives (hence Captiva) for ransom on the small island.  We came back to our Happy wife for the sunset and dinner

In the morning we thought we would a paddle on our boards, but it was a little too windy.  We changed plans and decided to have brunch instead at the Keylime Bistro.  Delicious food and at great prices too.  We docked our dinghy at Jensen's Marina and because this all a private resort, they charge $35 to do so. 

 

 

We went to the beach for a few hours and collected shells.  I made 2 bracelets with the shells we found that had naturally occurring holes in them.

 

In the afternoon we walked over to The Bubble Room which is the islands landmark and a must see.  Decorated with tacky Christmas decorations and such, it provides a fun atmosphere for sure!
Originally a family residence, The Bubble Room is definitely unique.  Creatively named menus with freshly baked breads, HUGE decadent cakes and delicious cocktails and coffees. It is decorated with moving trains, photos of musicians, stars plus over 3000 antiques. We had huge slices of cake with boozy coffees.  

 

We visited the quaint little Chapel By the Sea and graveyard to walk off some that cake!!  We took half of it home as it was impossible to finish.