After breakfast we headed out to the beach at South Seas to soak up some rays and take in the sounds of the crashing waves. We went for a walk on the beach and collected shells to bring back to Orlando to remind us of our special time in Captiva on our honeymoon.
While at the beach, we also saw a pod of about six dolphins. We think they were hunting fish because they were extremely active and were splashing and jumping around. Everyone on the beach loved watching them frolic.
Once we had enough of the sand, we changed and walked back to our car.
We then hopped in Ryan’s car to begin our next adventure! We paid a visit to Ding Darling national wildlife refuge in hopes of seeing some alligators. Unfortunately the gators were feeling shy yesterday, but we did see a bunch of birds and fish. I almost freaked out when this little guy went flying by my face. Doesn’t it look like a mini lobster bug or something?
We hiked around a short trail within the refuge before heading out for a late lunch.
We stumbled upon Gramma Dot’s on the Sanibel Marina which I vaguely remembered from my past trips to Sanibel. My memory told me I liked it before, so we ventured inside for some grub.
We then headed outside to sit on a bench among the boats to split a piece of coconut cake that we picked up from The Bubble Room on our way out of Captiva.
After lunch and dessert, we piled back into the car and hit the road for Sarasota to spend a couple of hours at Ryan’s mom’s house before heading to my parents’ house for dinner.
Now we’re in a mad dash to get out the door and board our cruise! Woohooooo!
I have some wedding related posts coming up for you guys while I’m cruisin’, assuming my mom can figure out how to get ‘em up for you guys.