04.22.2018 - 04.26.2018
Our last days in Matt Lashay (Matlacha for those trying to Google it), were full of more sunsets, another Mojito Monday, hanging out, jet skiing, and fishing. We did do some exploring, too.
Sanibel & Captiva
Took a drive to Sanibel and Captiva Islands. Beautiful drive but not really our kind of places. $6 toll to get there. No public beach access without paying $2 an hour at one of two state parks. Lots of really big houses and really rich people.
The kind of place you just don't feel welcome as a visitor. They did have a cool lighthouse.
So we stopped for lunch and headed out. I will say we had AMAZING fat bellied fried oysters and a delicious watermelon drink at The Island Cow! It was a nice place to relax. Although I really couldn't get a smile out of Scott.
We had read about the Causeway Islands as good dog-friendly beaches so we stopped on the way back. Not as nice a beach but you pull right up to the water and hang our with all the locals out for a Sunday Funday.
We popped a few beers from the cooler and sat back and relaxed.
Fort Myers Beach
We also took a beach day at Fort Myers Beach. That was our kinda place. Great beach, warm water, chairs and umbrelllas,
live music, and great food at beach front bars including a huge dish of Ceviche that was AMAZING!
We did more fishing. Scott had a battle with a consummate “bait stealer”. That fish must have stolen over a dozen shrimp before sunset let him live another day.
And we saw more beautiful birds. These two were my favorites. A mature Little Blue Heron and his pal an immature one. I love the speckling on the little guy.
And there were oh so many lizards so cute!
After one more stop at Woody’s, it was time to say goodbye and hit the road.
Off to Apalachicola and oysters! But first, check out our next entry. And don't forget to follow us on Instagram @arrradventures for more daily photos.