Okay, we have all used the bridge as an excuse for being late. How many times have we approached that span in the bridge with trepidation glanced down at our watch only to confirm what we already knew - the minute hand was nearing the dreaded half hour mark. Is my watch a few minutes fast? Will I make it over the metal grate span before the lights begin to flash and the bells alarm? Who will win today driver or draw bridge? Whew, I just made it by two cars. I'm lucky today, I would think to myself, I beat the bridge!
What could the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial have to do with the small, subtropical, barrier island of Sanibel? Ask any local and they will tell you. Sanibel residents are proud to know the man that pioneered a technique for engraving over 58,000 names in stone spending countless hours carefully listing each soldier lost in the Vietnam War. The man is Luc Century, a long time Sanibel resident, philanthropist, and innovative artist.
The seasons are not marked on Sanibel and Captiva Islands with dramatic changes in climate or weather. Subtle changes in water temperatures, humidity and species of birds all help to signal the transiton into winter. The islands are enjoying beautiful winter weather with sunny skys and rain free days. Waters, while chilly don't deter many from wading and swimming.