Most seaside bars have popular specialty drinks. At the notorious Mucky Duck on Captiva Island, it’s the rum punch and this concoction, called a Coronita. It’s an 8-ounce bottle of Corona tipped into a margarita made with wine-strength alcohol. As you guzzle the margarita, more Corona drops out of the bottle to infuse the drink with Mexican beer.
Kish reported it was refreshing. As for me, I don’t think there’s anything more refreshing than a cold beer on a hot day, so I went for the Mucky Duck Red Ale.
Captiva Island is long and narrow, running (more or less) north to south. At our location on the island it’s about a half mile wide, and the Sunset Captiva community where we are staying owns the property from the east coast to the west coast. That means it’s only a few steps in one direction to enjoy the sunset one evening, then a few steps in the opposite direction to catch the sunrise the next morning — which is what I did today.
There are a lot fewer people up to catch the sunrise, so it’s a peaceful, quiet time. As I stood dockside watching the sunrise I noticed some movement in the water and was happy to see three manatee coming to the surface to enjoy the sunrise, too. The manatee, some gulls, and some pelicans were good company as I watched the beginning of another day.
This week we’re staying in a very nice place called Sunset Captiva. Tonight we learned why it got its name.