Did you know that the amount of plastic straws that are used in just a single day in the U.S. when lined up side by side could circle the globe 2 1/2 times?
A moment on our lips, a lifetime in the ocean. Once in the ocean, plastic straws are believed to persist for hundreds, if not thousands, of years, where they cause injury, illness, and death to wildlife. » Read more
May the glory and promise of Easter radiate in our lives each day.
From all of us at Ocean’s Reach,
we wish you a most blessed and joyful day! » Read more
One of our favorite annual events on the island for families, the 24th Annual Spring Festival for the Children’s Education Center of the Islands will be held on Saturday, March 31, 2018 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the Sanibel City Park (next to the Sanibel Community House).
The Festival begins with a free Easter Egg Hunt by age group at 9:00 a.m. sharp. » Read more
Now this is certainly unusual!
Longtime guest Don. P. from Farmington Hills, MI, who found a rare Junonia during his visit here last year, shares this photo along with the story of finding this most unique-looking shell:
I found this shell while at Ocean’s Reach last year, after I had found the Junonia shell. I thought it was covered with something that had attached itself to the shell. » Read more
Photo by Ballpark Digest
Just a half hour from the Sanibel Causeway is the second Spring Training facility we’re lucky to have near by: The Century Link Sports Complex, home to the Minnesota Twins.
This stadium was originally built in 1991, but underwent an extreme makeover in 2015 that earned them the title of Ballpark Digest’s Best Major Ballpark Renovation that year. » Read more
Around these parts, the month of March means trying to catch every Spring Training game you can! With another Spring Training season winding down, we thought we’d dedicate our blog to our two “hometown” teams this week, with a post on the Boston Red Sox today and the Minnesota Twins tomorrow.
Fort Myers has been the Spring Training home of the Boston Red Sox since 1993. » Read more
Hop on over to beautiful Lakes Park in Fort Myers for an egg-cellent family time aboard the Easter Bunny Express!
The small train travels through holiday-inspired villages created by members of the Railroad Museum of South Florida and Lakes Regional Park.
The Easter Bunny Express Train will be decorated for Easter and will run each day from March 25 – April 1, 2018. » Read more
Inspired by the recent change to daylight savings time, clocks from the early 1900s are on display at the Sanibel Historical Village.
“The display crew at the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village has dusted off some vintage clocks and put them on display in each of the buildings,” explained Deb Gleason, chair of the village’s Display Committee and chair of the city’s Historical Preservation Committee. » Read more
“Be a loner. That gives you time to wonder, to search for the truth.
Have holy curiosity. Make your life worth living.”
– Albert Einstein
Should you have any photos you’d like to share, please email them to Dina@OceansReach.com.
Today’s Guest Photographer: Marion Boultbee » Read more
The 7th Annual Beer in the Bushes will take place March 31 from 6 to 10 p.m. on the grounds of the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation’s Nature Center. This self-described “funky fundraiser” will feature tastings from nine local microbreweries, a live concert and more.
“There’s nothing else like this event on this island and that’s what’s unique about it,” Jeff Siwicke, organizer of the fundraiser with his wife, » Read more