Got to Sanibel following the sat nav that said "at the next exit join I-75 and go straight for the next 120 miles". This was along "alligator alley" - didn't see any alligators but did see a few state troopers laying in wait.
Arrived at Sanibel - very pretty place. The resort where we're staying is on the beach. We walked into the lobby of the clubhouse to check in and the panoramic view of the beach was a very black sky, choppy green sea and blown about palm trees.
As the storm hadn't arrived yet, we put our things in the room and went for a drive. Found some lovely shops, got wine and pre-dinner nibbles, went to see the lighthouse then back to the resort for the torrential rain to begin, which it did. Ate at the clubhouse and went to bed at 8.30pm.