Picnic Island is always a great place to let the dogs run and swim, The Island is located about
I am always amazed by how much life there is in this area. Not a day goes by without seeing a Manatee swimming past the backyard. Most times, all you see is the wake left from a tail; just a little boil in the water. They seem to wander up to the end of the canal in the day, then work their way back to the bay in the evening. We have dubbed this the "Manatee Parade."
As you can see, it is a short 4 minute boat ride out to the open water. My morning ritual consists of making a pot of coffee and taking an early cruise out to the middle bay, enjoying the wildlife and scenery.
During astronomically low tide cycles, the sand bars that run parallel to the shoreline are exposed. These shoals are the perfect place to take the dogs for an afternoon run.
Jen & Tim
When not visiting their home on Pine Island, Florida, Jen and Tim live on Long Island. This page is a journal of their explorations of Southwest Florida, including Pine Island, Sanibel and Captiva.
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