Sunday, August 22, 2010

Captiva's Historic Cemetery...Mosaic Monday


We've been visiting Captiva Island for over fifteen years and one of our favorite places is The Chapel by The Sea. 












Located next to the Chapel is Captiva's Historic Cemetery.














It's no surprise that it's a peaceful place to visit, the only sound you hear are the ocean waves. There's always seashells resting on the headstones, and around the plots. You can click HERE to see a list of those who are laid to rest, as well as some historic facts.

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It's also a blessing that the oil spill hasn't reached these beautiful islands...


Captiva: Oil-free Beach Guarantee
At this time, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the northern Gulf of Mexico has not impacted the distant beach of Captiva Island, "Only sun tan oil has been found on our beach." There are no advisories for swimming or fishing in the Gulf of Mexico off Lee County, and it is safe to purchase commercial seafood at local restaurants and grocery stores. J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island is reporting, "There are currently no impacts to our refuge waters. The beaches are clean and open." An ocean current model produced by the federally-funded National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) suggests drifting oil could reach mid-Atlantic beaches and even the British Isles, while still not reaching Captiva.





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19 comments:

  1. Glad your Paradise is still safe from the spill! It looks like a beautiful place with a long history!

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  2. OH! This is a wonderful idea for this week's Mosaic Monday! This looks like the kind of place I'd like to visit one day!

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  3. Cemeteries always fascinate me... Off to follow your link.

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  4. It does look peaceful, what a great idea for the mosaic!

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  5. I love old churches and old cemeteries! I'm glad your trip was good...

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  6. What a quaint little church and pretty cemetary.

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  7. What a pretty church! I always love historic cemeteries -- so interesting and filled with peace.

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  8. You obviously love Captiva and I'm partial to historic cemeteries.
    I'm in Pensacola so we have not been so fortunate fortunate regarding the oil spill, I hope you remain untouched but say a prayer for us. This is not over.

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  9. What a lovely place Captiva must be! All that history in the cemetery and such a lovely chapel. Lovely post.

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  10. Great mosaic! We visited a historic cemetery a week ago, quite beautiful. I love seeing the sea shells here.
    God Bless,
    Kathy

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  11. Hi, wonderful idea for a mosaic! I enjoyed this, thank you! Hope you have a lovely new week!
    Hugs...
    Bobbi

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  12. Hubby and I have spent a lot of time walking around in ancient cemeteries...I'm very interested in genealogy and your post fits right in.
    Love your mosaic and the chapel looks quite peaceful.

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  13. What a pretty church and cemetery. Beautiful mosaic. Have a great week!

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  14. These are incredible photos. I am glad to hear the oil spill hasn't destroyed it's beaches or fishing.

    I really liked this post. The cemetery is so beautiful, really.

    Thank you for sharing these wonderful photos.

    Hope you have a great day,
    Susan

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  15. Hi
    what a wonderful place and you really captured the peace and quiet of this little church.

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  16. I do so love these beautiful photos...the phrase "hollowed ground" is truly represented here and those shells are so perfect!!!
    Thanks for visiting with Thoughtfully Blended Hearts!!!

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  17. Thanks for sharing to your trip - That is a pretty little church. It is interesting to visit old cemeteries like that.
    Thanks for stopping by.

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  18. Great headstone mosaic! Graveyards are wonderfully places to have a photography adventure, there is so much history and love and remembrances all found there. :)

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  19. What beautiful photos! I've always wanted to visit Captiva! Maybe one of these days! ♥

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