Hard Hats Only!


Slowly but surely, we’re making progress at Ocean’s Reach, where today we find ourselves at the eight-month anniversary mark of Hurricane Ian.

Andy and Lisa are our “boots on the ground” working daily to help rebuild the resort that we all miss and love so dearly.

They’re reporting progress on several fronts.  We’ve received our first batch of insurance checks,  » Read more

Rebuilding the Causeway

Photo from Sanibel-Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce


Although the Sanibel Causeway was re-opened to emergency workers only 15 days after Hurricane Ian hit last fall, that was just the beginning of a long road ahead (forgive the pun) for those who love our island.

Work on the three-mile-long bridge hasn’t stopped since.  Temporary repairs should be completed by next month (the start of this year’s hurricane season) and then permanent repairs will begin.  » Read more

Helping the Least (Terns) Among Us

Photos from SCCF


More encouraging news from Mother Nature! 

Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation biologists have recently located least tern nests on Sanibel and Captiva, reporting that this is the first time the birds have nested on the islands since 2020.

According to SCCF, least terns — the smallest terns in the world — are state-threatened seabirds that can be found along Florida’s coasts during late spring and summer.   » Read more

Sanibel Girl

Throwback photo to Don’s muse and beautiful granddaughter, Claire … circa 2016



Sanibel Girl

The beach almost empty

The surf getting still

The rays of sun

A sea gull’s shill


There was peace all around

With a few nature sounds

A Great Heron eating

Some dinner he’d found

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