SWFL Journal (March/April 2021)
Beach towel? Check. Sunscreen? Check. Face mask? Check. Huh? Well, there is very little that’s “normal” these days ...
Except ... the shorebirds still scamper, the waves still flow, the sun still sparkles. The beach is always a good place to be.
Going through the bank drive-thru today chatting with my favorite teller H, I realized I’ve not been inside the bank since this pandemic began. Amazing how much we can get done through glass.
Checking my mango tree every day for the first sign of fruit-to-be.
It’s that time of year when you just have to remember to breathe—because we’re not the only people who want to be here all at the same time.
Outdoor seating tonight at Sweet M’s and a lovely walk home under a nearly full moon! A nice way to shed some of those cheesecake calories.
It’s a good day for some water time. M and J suggested we make sure the Grady White is still running smoothly. It’s been a while.
Spring is horseshoe crab mating season. Sure enough, we saw evidence of that on Cayo Costa. We will report to Florida Fish and Wildlife, which keeps tabs on these fascinating creatures.
Don’t have to go far to find palms for Palm Sunday in this part of the world.
This just in: Major spring cold front coming tonight—lows in the 30s and brisk winds. Nah, not here. April Fools’ Day! A low of 70 is more like it.
A trying day in town running errands—apparently I wasn’t the only one with that idea. Queues at Costco gas, queues at Publix, queues at the Sanibel Causeway. Lucky for me, I had a good audiobook to pass the time and enjoy the view crossing the bridge.
I know a place to escape the queues. My preferred beach access is easy in and easy out. The only waiting here is for the ibises to finish crossing the path.
M went on a tear and tuned up all our bicycles, which somehow seem to proliferate on their own. Not sure how we ended up with five. I needed only one to take a leisurely ride around the neighborhood.
Speaking of bikes, is it just me or are more riders opting for the road instead of the bike path? Are they on those electric bikes that are all the rage?
Southwest Florida must be floating a little higher today with the heavy exodus of motor homes navigating their way back up North.