- We HAVE SURVIVED Hurricane Irma VERY WELL
- Come Enjoy, Explore, Swim, Fish, Cruise
- It is a Shell Collectors Bonanza Adventure Time
By Forrest Fisher
If you know Lee County, Florida, you know that homeowners and snowbird visitors alike had safety and property concerns after Hurricane Irma sent a measure of fear throughout Florida in September. It’s over. The area is back in the swing of Florida fun.
The great warm weather and sunshine is back, though for adventure visitors, it might be good to know that the waves from Irma’s passing along our shell-drenched beaches on the Gulf of Mexico have brought in more shells than ever.
On a recent trip to Sanibel with my family, we met local treasure hunters that explained how post-storm periods are the one great time to bring out your best metal detector to find ancient treasure. The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel Island in southwest Florida continue to provide new experiences for visitors to Florida’s unspoiled island destination.
If you love wildlife, the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge plans to celebrate National Wildlife Refuge Week with “Ding” Darling Days, Oct. 15-22. The refuge will offer free admission access days on several occasions during that week. For a full “Ding” Darling Days schedule, call 239-472-1100 or visit www.dingdarlingdays.com.
For more information with the latest vacation information, please visit www.FortMyersSanibel.com.
The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel in Southwest Florida includes: Sanibel Island, Captiva Island, Fort Myers Beach, Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, Estero, Cape Coral, Pine Island, Boca Grande & Outer Islands, North Fort Myers, Lehigh Acres.