The Loggerhead turtle that has laid her eggs on the beach of Ocean’s Reach, probably hatched on the same beach years ago, and will lay eggs four times in one nesting season. She digs a hole and deposits her eggs gently, covers them with sand and departs. The Hatchlings will dig their way to the surface about sixty days after being laid. As they are heading to the surface, they will stay just below the top layer of sand until it is nightfall. The turtles always head toward the brightest horizon which is usually over the ocean. Occasionally, lights from houses confuse them and they head off in the wrong direction and rarely survive. But the race is on for the all the others heading in the correct direction. They need to make it safely to the water without being eaten by predators such as raccoons. Once in the water they still need to watch out for predators, such as sharks, fishing and trawl netting which are a threat to the Loggerheads no matter how large they grow. And because turtles need to surface to breathe, boats are also a large threat the their existence.
But for now Ocean’s Reach Turtle Patrol and the residents and guest will do what they can to get these wonderful little creatures hatched and safely to the ocean.
The Manor family reunites from the Brunswick and St. Simon Island, GA. Over 15 family members vacation in 3 condos for two weeks over the 4th of July. This is a family tradition for over 20 years!!
What is their favorite 4th activity?? Squirting water pistols at the Ocean’s Reach bicycle float at the 4th of July Sanibel Island parade on Periwinkle, they all show up in their red, white and blue outfits with water guns loaded, keeping themselves drenched and the parade participants as well.
A special Happy 4th to all of our friends from the Ocean’s Reach Gang!!!!
There is still time to welcome summer at Ocean’s Reach! Just give us a call and any of us can get you booked in for a wonderful week enjoying a Sanibel rental in your own luscious condo at Ocean’s Reach, and as the picture shows, only steps from the Gulf!!
Call 800-336-6722 for Sanibel Condos with last minute specials and flexible scheduling.
2009 Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins!
Robert W. Schuster Jr.
The Schuster’s celebrated summer and a special birthday at Ocean’s Reach with their annual visit. According to Mr. Schuster they are all back at home in Arizona, and already looking forward to their next visit. The pictures they sent back. look like they all had a wonderful time.
Our thanks to the Schuster Family for choosing Ocean’s Reach! We all look forward to seeing you again next year.
Somersaults on the beach!
Yippee!! School’s out!!!
George Gershwin wrote a song most of us are familiar with called “Summertime”. A beautiful song that starts out…
And the livin’ is easy.
Fish are jumpin’
And the cotton is high.”
Well, it’s summertime on Sanibel and it looks like there is more jumping in front of Ocean’s Reach than fish. So come on down and share the summer experience at Ocean’s Reach on Sanibel.
There are two very significant players in the preservation of our beaches… the gently swaying Sea Oats and the beautiful meandering Railroad Vines.
Railroad Vines are similar to Morning Glories in that they are a trailing species with runners that may reach over 30 feet in length. The tap roots may extend as far as a meter down into the sand which helps stabilize the beaches. It is also one of the most common beach plants in tropical areas.
Sea oats found along the Florida coastal areas, play an important role in helping with dune stabilization because of their intricate underground root system. This root system holds the sand dunes in place and helps reduce erosion.
Please note though that it is against the law to pick the sea oats that grow wild. You can purchase certain varieties of plants and seeds from nurseries that have a license to propogate. So do not pick the Sea Oats, just admire!