Clark and I boarded Captiva Cruises 45′ pontoon boat “Playtime” out of McCarthy’s Marina this afternoon along with 24 of our bundled and layered up friends for a sunset cocktail cruise. It was still really chilly (I feel bad calling it “cold” when I know others are fighting the snow) but every layer of clothing was worth putting on to see this Captiva sunset. The sunset was gorgeous, the gulls were soaring, the dolphins were jumping and after the sky was ablaze with oranges and pinks on the western horizon, the brilliant full moon was rising on the eastern horizon. Sooooo awesome!! Thank you Weiners, Dales and Millers for an evening to remember.

PS- Captiva Cruises is also known for their shelling cruises to Cayo Costa and North Captiva Island…..2 of our favorite shelling spots. Cayo Costa is great for finding SAND DOLLARS and NORTH CAPTIVA has been our best place for finding WORM SHELLS.

Sunset at Redfish Pass

If you look closely enough.....a dolphin's fin

Blazing Captiva Sunset

Moon Rise over Pine Island Sound