Just returned from an outstanding trip to Captiva Island. Twas a fun weekend with the family, but not long enough to really settle in or relax much. Southwest Florida is beautiful. At certain times of year, the water is crystal clear and blue-green like the Caribbean.
The best part of our trip was a tour out on the water. Usually we just sit around the South Seas resort playing cards, eating lots of food and hanging by the pool. But this trip we sucked it up on the costs and took a chartered tour out to some of the islands that are only accessible by boat. We found this little guy on our trip. He caught a bad case of red tide and didn't make it, but we armed him with a fierce protective battle fort for his next life. Red tide is a serious problem in South Florida and one of the main killers of my favorite animal, the manatee. There were several big fish on shore that also were wiped out by the red tide plague this week, but I figured I'd spare you those pictures.