After two days of constant rain, which some some parts of southwest Florida receive nearly four inches of rain, and then a day of cloudy and cold conditions, my last day on Sanibel proved to be perfect weather. My Mom and I left Bonita Springs, where her and I my dad are renting a place for a few months, at 6:15, driving across the Sanibel causeway just as the sun was rising. What a spectacular drive it was! Our first stop on the island was Lighthouse Park, where I gladly put eight dollars into the parking ticket machine in return two hours of shelling, birding and photography.
There are very few views like this in southwest Florida. Sanibel is a throwback to simpler times, for sure.