Matlacha and Sanibel Island

A great shrimp dinner from the Blue Dog Bar and Grill.

A good night’s sleep and I was up pretty early for a cinnamon roll and french press coffee in my room. Note the sunrise in the back yard.

A one minute drive to Matlacha Community Park and put in. The set up was easy and a big part of the Great Calusa Blueway paddling trail. The morning and the water were beautiful.

The paddling was great in this bay and I turned to go back went around a oyster bar. A few minutes later, I swear I hear the distinctive “poof” of a dolphin but, it is behind me. I hear it again and now I am snapping my head all around and then a pair of dolphin roll about 8-10 feet from my boat. I fumble with my phone and get some pics. They played with me for about 5 minutes as the kayak went through the water. Best picture is the featured image. Pinch me!

I paddled back to put in and town.

Post office

What a morning. Packed up and drove to Sanibel. Plan was to go to lighthouse and ride path from tip of Sanibel to Captiva and that is just what I did about 29.5 miles with a little detour.

I am amazed how blue the water was going to Captiva.

A quick shout out to my buddy Harley and his wife Ena. I think we were here. Peace out Tres

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