We certainly wanted to see this island again before leaving this area next week, if nothing else but to visit a beach there, as well as the National Wildlife Refuge. We also learned in the newspaper that the resort of Sanibel Moorings has a botanical gardens. That was our first stop of the day.
Our last stop on Sanibel was the lighthouse. An historical sign there indicated that the first permanent English-speaking residents of the island arrived in 1833. The lighthouse was built in 1884.