I’m sharing #Advil in my life as part of an Advil sponsored series for Socialstars™ It’s winter in Florida and that means it’s time to play outside. Welcome to the Sanibel Island Lighthouse and Pier. It’s a perfect Florida winter and this is no time to get sick. Everyone else is on the beach doing the Sanibel Stoop, finding angel wings and murex shells, and you’re on the couch feeling like a sack of sick. Who wants to hit the beach for sand and sun when you’ve been smacked down with the flu? Getting sick in the middle of your next beach vacation could be a major setback when it comes to your coastal exploration goals. Advil Cold & Sinus wants to make sure that this cold and flu season doesn’t hold you back from sticking to your Florida adventure plans. Stock your medicine cabinet and find out how Advil Cold & Sinus can help you enjoy your island escape by relieving cold symptoms.
Stay healthy. Have fun. You have found your way to Sanibel Island on the Florida west coast. Settle down, weary traveler. This is the Sunshine State and it’s time to explore one of Florida’s premier scenic destinations.
The Sanibel Lighthouse is at the eastern end of Periwinkle Way (and the eastern tip of the island). Follow Periwinkle to the end, and you’ll run into in the parking lot for the lighthouse. Take a left just before entering the parking lot to get to the fishing pier. Plenty of bait, snook and redfish can be found lurking among its shadows and the surrounding grass flats.
This 120 year old lighthouse sits on an extensive wildlife refuge. The lighthouse itself is not open to the public, but the surrounding area is a great place to take some photos. There is beach access here as well and since it’s so accessible, the Sanibel Lighthouse beach can get crowded during peak season. The grounds are open from 7AM until 7PM and the cost is $2 per hour to park in the lot.
The Sanibel Island Light or Point Ybel Light was one of the first lighthouses on Florida’s Gulf coast north of Key West and the Dry Tortugas. The light is 98 feet above sea level. On an iron skeleton tower, it was first lit on August 20, 1884 and has a central spiral staircase beginning about 10 feet above the ground. It is located on the eastern tip of Sanibel Island and was built to mark the entrance to San Carlos Bay for ships heading to the port of Punta Rassa.
Punta Rassa became an important port in the 1830’s and remained so up to the Spanish–American War. It was primarily used to ship cattle from Florida to Cuba. Until the railroads reached the area in the 1880s, Among many others, the Nail Cattle Company drove their cattle from open ranges in central Florida to Punta Rassa for shipment to Cuba.
In our house, if someone gets sick, everyone gets sick. Advil® Cold & Sinus is our solution to staying in the Florida sun. It’s non-drowsy formula provides a non-drowsy relief of miserable cold and sinus symptoms. Or you could lay in bed all day and watch bad television. Failure is not an option.
Residents of Sanibel Island first petitioned for a lighthouse in 1833, but no action was taken. In 1856 the Lighthouse Board recommended a lighthouse on Sanibel Island, but Congress ignored their request. In 1877 government workers surveyed the eastern end of the island and reserved it for a lighthouse. Congress finally appropriated funds for it in 1883. The foundation for the new lighthouse was completed in early 1884, but the ship bringing iron for the tower sank two miles (3 km) from the island. A crew of hard-hat divers from Key West recovered all but two of the pieces for the tower.
The lighthouse was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. The City of Sanibel now owns the Point Ybel tract and structures, although the tower is still operational under U.S. Coast Guard control.
Be ready when the germ comes. Advil® Cold & Sinus will keep all your troopers in the action. Or maybe you enjoy the whining that comes from dragging around a sick husband. They can really be babies when they don’t feel well.
The play outside season is here`again and what more do you have to do than explore vast undiscovered coastline? Keep away cold and flu symptoms with Advil® Cold & Sinus and spend more time playing on the beach. For over 20 years, we’ve trusted Advil® Cold & Sinus to keep us off the couch and in the game. Advil® Cold & Sinus combines the relief of a strong decongestant with the power of Advil® to relieve the pain associated with sinus pressure. Visit the Advil homepage and check out their social media sites on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.
Please use as directed. Dosing should be 1 caplet/liquid-gel every 4 to 6 hours while symptoms persist. If symptoms do not respond to 1 caplet/liquid-gel, 2 may be used. Do not use more than 6 caplets/liquid-gels in 24 hours unless directed by a doctor)
Keep your eye on the prize. Stay tuned to Nail Travels in the this festival season as we head west on the Groundscore Summer American Tour 2017. The adventure begins at Breckenridge, Colorado in three short weeks. Stay tuned adventure lovers.