For People Who Hate Crowds

Here’s an article we ran across entitled “The Best Remote Beach Destinations for People Who Hate Crowds,” published by The Culture Cheat Sheet.  It starts:

“While plenty of people love visiting the beach, one of the top complaints you’ll hear from reluctant beachgoers is simply this: They hate the crowds.”The most beauiful beaches in the United States are hardly a secret — which can lead to overcrowding and frustration when you just want to stake out a good place on the sand that’s not a million miles from the water.  » Read more

What an Amazing Trip!

Salli Kirkland (yes – Billy’s wife!, left) and friend Beth Traucht (right) at Alpe de’ Huez

A pair of friends went on a trip of a lifetime last month, a two week adventure that continues to have them smiling as memories of the Tour de France, and private champagne tastings, are shared.

Their friendship began in 1990 after Salli Kirkland hired Beth Traucht to be a florist for the University Club.  » Read more

Mark Your Calendar – International Coastal Cleanup!

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 @ 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
International Coastal Cleanup – Sanibel Causeway Islands

Join Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum and Keep Lee County Beautiful, Inc. for the Ocean Conservancy’s 32nd Annual International Coastal Cleanup on September 16, 2017. Last year, more than 791,000 volunteers worldwide removed 18 million pounds of trash from coastlines. Come to the Causeway Islands between 9 a.m.  » Read more

The Magnificent Frigatebird

By Charlie Sobczak; Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander

One of the most efficient flying birds in the world, the magnificent frigatebird rivals the albatross family in its ability to remain airborne for extended periods of time. Extremely light and with an enormous wingspan, it has the lowest wing-loading (weight to wingspan) of any bird in the world. Seemingly suspended in the breeze, the frigatebird resembles a kite or large black bat soaring high overhead.  » Read more

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