Captiva Island has a rich history. Originally part of neighboring Sanibel Island, the two islands were separated in a 1926 hurricane. The storm surge created Blind Pass, a new channel between the islands. With its several resorts and vacation homes, Captiva Island has become a playground for all. #CaptivaIsland #SanibelIsland
On August 13, 2004, Sanibel Island was hit hard by Hurricane Charley, a category four hurricane with 143 mph (230 km/h) winds. It was the strongest to hit Southwest Florida since Hurricane Donna in September 1960. Shown is the main street on Sanibel Periwinkle way which had a tunnel made of Australian Pines that you got to drive and and that whistled in the wind.