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Most of the out islands in Southwest Florida are really just big sandbars… big ole sandbars with seashells.
Lots of these big ole sandbars like Big Hickory island are only accessible by boat … so that’s why we took Sight-Sea-R Cruises last week for our iLoveShelling adventure.
We had so many very cool shellers on board!
My favorite families…
Oh so sweet and adorbs! 😍
We had artists gathering for shell projects- good luck with your WORMIE frame!
Gathering for shell decorations for their upcoming wedding- congrats and best wishes y’all!
It was just so dang fun!
Everybody was finding these completely dried itty bitty teenie weenie little SAND DOLLARS way away from any damp sand up on the high wrack line.They must have gotten washed up weeks ago with the high winds then stranded in the hot sun. As we know, Mother Nature has her reasons.
It was like an EASTER egg SAND DIME ;) hunt.
The water was so calm and clear, it was perfect for finding FIGHTING CONCHS, OLIVES, TULIPS and WHELKS.
Shell Shell Horray!
We also got to check out the OSPREY nest with a baby.
Not only do we all get together for these events to be on the warm beach collecting gifts from the sea and witnessing amazing wildlife… we get to learn from each other. It’s such a pleasure to meet smart, interesting, lovely folks who want to share their knowledge as well. Thank you!
There’s always something to learn from the sea.
Every single time I step on the beach of Cayo costa… its different. Its truly fascinating to see it change so drastically and which part of the beach the shells pile up. The last few months, we had to walk down to the right to find the shells washed up and before that we found them to the left. This time as soon as we stepped on the beach on our iLoveShelling cruise with Captiva Cruises, we saw loads of shells right in front of us.
Its so much fun to see the different shells everybody finds.
Lots of Sanibel Stoops … Or Cayo Conch Crouch? heehee
There’s enough for everybody!
SUNRAY VENUS, ANGEL WINGS, JEWELBOXES, CONCHS, SHARKS EYES…
And SAND DOLLARS
Such fun times!
Yahoo! Fabshellous LIGHTNING WHELK totally empty.
Good to see Brin and her amazing shelling family again.
She’s an amazing artist so she has such a great eye for beautiful shells with different color patterns. Thank you Brin ;)
Such fun to hang out with so many amazing shellers.
Check out this spectacsheller assortment Will found… BUTTON SHELLS to BABYS EARS and lots in between.
I had a surprise for everyone too! Shell Love Bug made a special appearance at Captiva Cruises so everybody on our shelling boat could see her. Fun! For Easter week, Shell Love Bug is now at the airport in Fort Myers until April 18 – hope ya get to see her and find your favorite shell.
Hey hey- I have new dates for summer iLoveShelling cruises! Hope I get to see y’all- Check them out …
PS- I’m really sorry I couldn’t work in all requested dates :(