Checking Out the Treetops

Osprey watcher

osprey watching

Our man Walt checks out the treetops and osprey platform at Ocean’s Reach from his prime spot on the fourth floor of Building 2.

What did Walt see with his telescopic eye? Look closely and you, too, will see a refurbished osprey nest with a proud mother sitting stately. Although a late nester, and sitting since mid-February, she’s been going strong and we’re hopeful that we may be able to greet a new osprey family soon.  » Read more

The Sea in the Darkness

Don Thompson -The Seas in the Darkness


… the sea, the sea in the darkness calls;
The little waves, with their soft, white hands,
Efface the footprints in the sands,
And the tide rises, the tide falls.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 – 1882)
American Poet

Photo courtesy of Don Thompson.   » Read more

Earth Day at the Refuge

Earth Day at the Refuge

Bike or hike Wildlife Drive for free, watch a free film, and take advantage of free programs at this year’s Earth Day at J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday, April 22, 2017.

The refuge will celebrate the 47th anniversary of Earth Day with an earth-friendly Family Story & Craft time and free Gators & Crocs and Birding the Refuge programs

As in the past,  » Read more

Kiwanis Books are Back!

2017 Kiwanis Books

The ever-popular Diner’s Delight coupon booklets — better known as the “Kiwanis Books” — are here!

A key fundraising vehicle for an assortment of Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis Club scholarship programs, the Diner’s Delight coupon books feature promotional offers for more than two dozen favorite island eateries, valid May 1 – December 19, 2017.

This year’s participants include:

Scenes from Sanibel #7

Scenes from Sanibel #7 Ann Elliott

“The sand may brush off. The salt may wash clean.

The tans may fade. But the memories will last forever.”

This beautiful photo was taken by one of our favorite long-time guests on her latest “climb out” over Sanibel recently.

She commented that she’s always sad to leave, yet always excited to think about her next trip back.

We’re always happy to welcome her —  » Read more

Never Enough Shells

Sanibel sheller

Ask a Sanibel sheller if he or she can ever have enough shells and they will readily respond, “Never!” There can never be enough “treasures from the sea” to satisfy a sheller’s insatiable desire for decorating, collecting and gifting. The allure of the seashell is addictive!

For one Ocean’s Reach owner, her “never enough” shell obsession fulfills another mission—to adorn the multiple glass cylinders decorating her coffee table.  » Read more

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