Sanibel Island, FL

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It was my one year wedding anniversary last weekend and my wife and I relaxed in Sanibel Island... Self proclaimed shell capital of the world. (I think they definitely deserve the title, at least in the US)

Here are a few photos below... Enjoy!

Pretty neat photo with the sun setting on the sandbar/water
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a boat anchored down...
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low tide with Ft. Meyers Beach in the background
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Rainbow came out after storm... (Notice the dust specks in the photo? :frown:
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Sun setting on Sanibel's Beach in low tide
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We have lift off.... I chased this gull until I got a decent shot off!
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This guys tent was no match for the storm that was coming
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Lighthouse at Sanibel
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Causeway to enter Sanibel
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Some random dude fishing off the beach
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So now you see why this is the shell capital...
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You can check out a few more at my flickr site! Thanks!
 
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Thats a lot of shells!! Nice pics and glad to hear you got the dust off the sensor (other thread I was reading).

These pictures make me anxious for my trip to the beach in a couple weeks. I will definitely be leaving one lens on the whole time unless I'm in the house to change them.
 
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Thank you!

I see your from Clearwater, I was one mouse click away from going to Clearwater Beach rather than Sanibel. I was supposed to stay at the Sheraton Sand Resort, but changed my mind at the last minute. I will be planning a trip to Clearwater one of these days.
 
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Seeing the shots from Sanibel really brings back memories. My parents used to take us there for our summer vacation (we went at least 5 years in a row) and I hadn't been back in over 10 years when my wife and I drove down there one day two years ago. We were just too close in Sarasota to not go. It is the shell capital of the world, and I have some amazing shells that my family collected (not to mention some pristine sand dollars) from our years in the 80's spent down there.
 
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Seeing the shots from Sanibel really brings back memories. My parents used to take us there for our summer vacation (we went at least 5 years in a row) and I hadn't been back in over 10 years when my wife and I drove down there one day two years ago. We were just too close in Sarasota to not go. It is the shell capital of the world, and I have some amazing shells that my family collected (not to mention some pristine sand dollars) from our years in the 80's spent down there.
Good stuff... its funny about those shells, we walked up and down the beaches looking for shells where we were staying and didn't really have too much luck finding the ones we wanted. I did find a sand dollar but it wasn't perfectly round. It wasn't until the last day that we went closer to Captiva that I found a great spot where all the shells seem to come up. When we got there we loaded up! The shells were literally piled up 3-5 feet high! It was insane!
 
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Thank you!

I see your from Clearwater, I was one mouse click away from going to Clearwater Beach rather than Sanibel. I was supposed to stay at the Sheraton Sand Resort, but changed my mind at the last minute. I will be planning a trip to Clearwater one of these days.
hmm
i can SEE the sheraton sand key from the end of my street
great place to say
a longer drive from miami, of course
Rusty's.... the better restaurant there.... is quite excellent
and Sand key has been in the top 10 beaches in the continental US for a long time

i hope that you will make the trip one day
 
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hmm
i can SEE the sheraton sand key from the end of my street
great place to say
a longer drive from miami, of course
Rusty's.... the better restaurant there.... is quite excellent
and Sand key has been in the top 10 beaches in the continental US for a long time

i hope that you will make the trip one day
I will hit that beach soon. Just need the excuse! :biggrin:



These are beautiful Jose. Nice work - I'd love this visit SI.
Thank you Fred! Its definitely worth a trip there.
 
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