Thanks to longtime guest Bill C. from Elgin, IL for the many great photos he sends us from time to time.
For this one, he wrote: “I took this osprey photo a couple of years ago outside on the balcony. I call it ‘Soldier in the Rain’ from the old movie!”
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1) Ice cream. 2) Roller coasters. 3) Staying up past your bedtime.
As a mother battles chronic depression, her child creates a list of everything that makes life worth living. As time passes and the list grows, what began as an innocent attempt to deal with tragedy becomes an epic chronicle of life’s small joys.
Every Brilliant Thing is a touching, » Read more
“Take time in a place you love,
restore your spirit on the beach.”
– Luanne Rice
Should you have any photos you’d like to share, please email them to Dina@OceansReach.com.
Today’s Guest Photographer: Linda Carlen » Read more
As found in the 2020 Sanibel Shell Festival Guide » Read more
Photos courtesy of BIG ARTS
BIG ARTS’ new home is itself a work of art!
So says this great “Florida Weekly” article — and all of us who have been by to admire our island’s new showplace! » Read more
Yep, it’s that time of year again!
When Spring Training rolls around, you can always find Andy heading off to a game here and there to enjoy his much beloved Red Sox play at Jetblue Park. (The Twins are just as big a draw a few miles away.)
Along with the peanuts and crackerjacks, the ambiance of “Fenway South” » Read more
You’ve heard of horseback riding, but what about horseback swimming?
Cypress Breeze Farm Trail Riding of Pinellas Park offers an unforgettable adventure where the horses wade into Tampa Bay, out to a sandbar, and then swim back to shore.
Anyone 12 and older can ride, and it’s open to riders of all skill levels, including beginners. Riders must be able to swim. » Read more
One of our favorite ladies — Nancy F. from Jamestown, R.I. — came in to show us her most recent Sanibel masterpiece. Such a beautiful piece of art, and she already knows where she’ll feature her latest island memento when she gets back home.
Nancy’s one of those people with seemingly endless talent. It’s heartwarming to know that Ocean’s Reach is one of those places that can provide seemingly endless inspiration! » Read more
Spend a beautiful day — or two! — on the Echo Global Farm, learning about sustainable living, food, and agriculture.
On March 13 and 14, ECHO’s Global Food and Farm Festival will provide attendees with the opportunity to taste exotic foods, experience life in a foreign country, and explore the Global Farm, learning about food and culture in a new way.
Visitors will be able to tour a tropical rain forest demonstration, » Read more
Many of our guests experience “a thrill of a lifetime” aboard the Sanibel Thriller, a beautiful 55-foot motor yacht that offers a high-speed adventure while cruising the waters of the Gulf of Mexico and Pine Island Sound.
Circumnavigating our gorgeous barrier islands, participants are treated to a narrated tour that tells all about Sanibel and its remarkable ecosystem.
The best part of the adventure? » Read more