Do you know of this little gem just off the causeway in Fort Myers?
The Crackerbox was recently named one of the “Best Sanibel Area Restaurants” by Food Critic Jean Le Bouef of the Fort Myers News-Press when listing restaurants that are “beloved by us locals for being good, reasonable and oh-so-close to our beautiful beaches.”
JLB writes: “Time hasn’t been kind to Fort Myers’ » Read more
When you go out on a limb,
that’s when you really know
– Robin Quivers
Should you have any photos you’d like to share, please email them to Dina@OceansReach.com.
Today’s Guest Photographer: Scott Norris » Read more
It’s time for peanuts and crackerjacks and good times with island friends!
Join us tomorrow night when we commemorate the 25th anniversary of one of Sanibel’s most beloved traditions: Sam Bailey’s Islands Night at Hammond Stadium.
Islands Night began in 1993 by beloved islander Sam Bailey as a way to celebrate the special community we have on Sanibel and Captiva. It’s become a night for us to kick back and enjoy a baseball game with friends, » Read more
First-time visitors Mary C. and Andy P. from Natick, MA, were kind enough to send along this photo of some “baby” sand dollars they found in the waters in front of Ocean’s Reach (before gently returning them back to the sea).
They were thrilled with their visit here and the opportunity to learn so much about our incredible sealife.
And sand dollars are indeed quite incredible. » Read more
Avid shell seekers know that, some days, they’ll come away
with nothing but a lesson in patience and perseverance.
Other days, their faith will be rewarded with
more than they ever hoped for.
Should you have any photos you’d like to share, » Read more
Another wonderful gift from longtime guest Don P. from Farmington Hills, MI.
You probably don’t know what this is but we make them every year
when we get hungry, when out on the beach shelling.
My granddaughter, » Read more
The Darker the Beach, The Brighter their Future » Read more
Every year hundreds of sea turtle nests are laid on the beaches of Sanibel and Captiva. Sea turtle hatchlings emerge after dark, using the light of the night sky over the sea to navigate to the water. Artificial light causes hatchlings to crawl away from the water and toward the light sources. Each year thousands of hatchlings die in Florida due to lighting along beaches.
Exciting news from the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation!
“For only the third time in the history of the SCCF Sea Turtle Program, a Kemp’s ridley sea turtle has nested on Sanibel Island! The Kemp’s ridley is one of the smallest and most endangered species of sea turtle in the world. We are beyond thrilled that our first nest of the season was laid by a rare Kemp’s ridley! » Read more
Thanks once again to Scott Norris for the wonderful photos we’ve been able to share this week.
Of course, we saved the best for last!
“These two are Generation #4 of visitors from our family to Sanibel, including their mother and aunt, their grandparents (Grace and I), and their great-grandmother and great-grandfather (Grace’s mother and father, who started visiting here when the only access was the ferry).” » Read more