We looked, but did not find any alligators on Sanibel or Captiva islands yesterday…
But we did have to stop the car for a tortoise:
He was actually making decent time, so we weren’t stopped for too long. I could have done without the walk through the nature preserve (it was about four miles, and totally flat — a nice walk, but it was really freaking hot outside, and we didn’t see that many animals). I liked this plant, though:
There was more wildlife on the beach. I’m not going to try to identify the birds here, but I might be a budding ornithologist. I think one’s a heron.
And the shells… I’ve never seen anything like it. It looked like a normal beach
but if you dug into the sand, you saw that it wasn’t very sandy at all — the sand is just a thin layer on top of millions of seashell shards. In some places, we were just walking on big, deep piles of seashells:
Awesome. I loved this. I can’t imagine how crazy I would have gone if I’d been six years old. Pretty crazy. Like extra-suitcase-requiring crazy. Two decades later, though, I was able to limit myself to just a few:
Thanks, Mom, for the recommendation. Dominic: I’m on the lookout for boiled peanuts. Today we’re heading to the Dali Museum, and tomorrow I’m heading home…