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On The Water Feeling The Sense Of Exhilaration And Adventure

Posted by on Aug 25, 2016 in Captiva, Captiva Cruises, Cayo Costa, Day Trips From Sanibel Island Florida & More, Dolphin | 9 comments

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Any day on the water is an amazing day full of adventure.

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Being on the water with DOLPHINS playing beside our Captiva Cruises boat on the way to the secluded island of Cayo Costa… was an exhilarating day.

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Our iLoveShelling Adventure on Tuesday from Captiva  was extra special for me since my life long friend Lori and her daughter Mackenzey were visiting us from Richmond, Virginia. I’ve known Lori since I was knee high so it was a gift to have them both share this experience with me.

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Its such a small world, Lori and Mackenzey met other shellers on the boat that are from Richmond, Virginia too… and live about 20 minutes from each other.

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It was a beautiful calm clear day with lovely adventurous families.

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We had a journey finding happiness and a few gifts from the sea.

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Of course everybody received another gift…  $25 gift certificate to Congress Jewelers

Sealife By Congress Jewelers

 

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The day after our cruise, we had a sad day on Captiva and all of Southwest Florida. Yesterday Paul McCarthy, owner of Captiva Cruises passed away.

The journey of life…. “That you feel the sense of exhilaration and adventure“.  These are the words Paul McCarthy lived by.

I have so much to be thankful for to have known Paul. He encouraged me to do these iLoveShelling cruises so I could meet the shelling community face to face instead of only online through my blog. He knew how much I would enjoy sharing my love of shelling in person by being on the water just like our cruise on Tuesday. Of course, he was right and we all should live life to the fullest and be present. He had a special gift of bring people together to learn about the environment and share experiences. He touched so many lives by being so giving of himself to others. We are so grateful to the all of the folks at Captiva Cruises who have worked alongside Paul for so many years and will continue his legacy.

Island life suits me”. Yes, it did Paul. We will miss you.


Paul McCarthy Captiva Cruises

 

To read more about Paul McCarthy and Captiva Cruises, this is from the our local paper The News-Press http://www.news-press.com/videos/news/2016/08/24/89298162/

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Collecting Some Sanibel Beach Therapy

Posted by on Aug 15, 2016 in Beach Therapy Video, Island Inn, Sanibel Hotels, Video | 21 comments

It takes a shell village

It’s so awesome to be included in such a fun event with the Island Inn like our shelltastic giveaway last week. I love to see how happy it makes so many folks for the chance to stay on our island for a few days. So while I was there at Island Inn dropping off my iLoveShelling shelling adventure gift certificate to be mailed to our winner Kristen S. (congrats again!), I stepped out on their beach and omigish…. I got lost for a few hours just soaking in some well needed beach therapy.

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I not only found their beach filled with shells and gorgeous calm water, I found myself wanting to include YOU in my beach walk too. I’m so sorry I haven’t made a video in so long! Just so you know Ive been thinking about y’all, here’s a few treasures I wanted to share along with this glorious day…

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I got so stinkin tickled at you Dave Cunningham for putting this caption in our local paper! Congratshellations for your TWO junonias. Yes… Yes, Dave… you are the super sheller now. haha Shallzam!

Dave Cunningham to Pam Rambo newspaper clipping message

 

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Make A Wish… For 2 Night Stay Island Inn Sanibel Giveaway

Posted by on Aug 4, 2016 in Giveaway, iLoveShelling Pambeach walk giveaway, Island Inn, Island Inn 2 night stay giveaway 2016, Sanibel Hotels | 15 comments

iLoveShelling ISLAND-INN-GIVEAWAY

It’s time for another Shelltastic beach vacation GiveAway at my fave place….  Island Inn!

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You have a chance to win a 2-night hotel stay on the beautiful shell-filled beach at the Island Inn!

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But wait… along with this 2 night stay at Island Inn, I will get a chance to have a 2-hour shelling tour with you too! We will have our own little private shelling trip together.

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 You can win a chance to stay on this gorgeous stretch of beach filled with beautiful seashell treasures from the gulf just waiting to be found. You can shell all day into the evening then catch brilliant sunsets right at your front door. It’s a sheller’s dream!

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 Its so easy… to sign up to have a chance at winning this two night hotel stay redeemable for up to four people from dates 8/8/16 through 8/8/17 at Island Inn and a fabshellous private shelling adventure with me (Pam Rambo)-  CLICK HERE

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Good Luck y’all! All details will be answered on their sign up page so sign up today or through August 8, 2016 at 12 PM EST.

UPDATE: This giveaway is over and we have a winner…. Congratulations Kristen S!

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Make sure you follow Island Inn on all their other pages too so you don’t miss any other specials they may be announcing…

Island Inn – FaceBook

Island Inn – Twitter

Island Inn – Instagram

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AND…. Be sure to follow me at my other iLoveShelling pages as well. Each one is a different!

Check out  iLoveShelling – Facebook 

iLoveShelling – Instagram

iLoveShelling-  Twitter

iLoveShelling-  Pinterest

iLoveShelling-  Youtube

So make a wish today!

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