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Sunday Snapshot: Captiva Island

As soon as the cold weather starts to settle here in Boston, I immediately start thinking of warmer destinations. I relive past warm weather trips where coats, gloves and tights were not part of my wardrobe. Last night, I had my first moment. On our way home from a Friendsgiving (a Thanksgiving with friends) in Avon, CT, it began to snow. This first dusting of the year meant two things a) it is going to be a long winter and b) bring on that warm weather destination dreaming.

Today’s Sunday Snapshot is from Captiva Island, Florida where I spent a blissful six days last February. This trip was especially enjoyable because of timing. I left just hours before Nor’Easter Nemo dumped almost 25 inches of snow on Boston. So while family and friends were snowed in, Max and I were taking a sunset cruise through Captiva Island. This is one of my favorite photos as it captures the beautiful reds, oranges and yellows of the sunset just as a fellow catamaran was passing by.

To all of you experiencing the cold weather now, I hope this offers you a little reprieve!

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  1. It’s not THAT cold in southern California right now but I can still appreciate this picture 😉 Thanks for sharing.

    Happy travels!

    November 25, 2013
  2. Thanks, Lauren! I’m jealous of your warmer weather in southern California. I’m already planning where I can go to escape it!

    November 25, 2013
  3. Beautiful capture. I love those warm tones. 🙂
    Is Captiva near to Sanibel? I was briefly in the Naples area a few years ago.

    November 26, 2013
    • Thank you! Yes, Captiva and Sanibel islands are connected by a bridge. The Naples area is beautiful also!

      November 27, 2013
  4. Thanks for the beautiful picture Bridget. I’m making it part of my morning routine to look at it as the nasty winter weather settles in.

    November 27, 2013
    • You are welcome! I hope it helps to alleviate some of the chill 🙂

      November 27, 2013
  5. Hi Bridget!
    I found your blog when this Captiva post came up as a “related article” when I was typing my own post with a summery pic for everybody who is fed up with this winter. I linked to it here–your post is in the section at the bottom: http://www.joyfullygreen.com/2014/02/monday-snapshot-we-interrupt-this-weather-forecast.html. I loved Captiva as well–visited it the February before you, I think! Looking forward to reading more from you!
    Best,
    Joy

    February 10, 2014
    • Thank you so much for stopping by and linking to my picture, Joy! Captiva is one of the most beautiful places in Florida I have ever been, glad to find someone who feels the same. This time last year I was still there and I am kicking myself for not making a return trip this year. I love the other photos you have included! Hopefully we see start seeing some sunshine soon 🙂

      February 11, 2014

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