Gobbling up this shellicious day with gratitude for y’all.
Wishing you the yummiest of TURKEY WINGS to all.
Just when I’m missing how beautiful it is up north when the leaves are changing to colors of red, orange and yellow -I look down on my Sanibel beach to see this…
Well of course I found the sunny Florida COQUINA and JINGLE shells too that always make me happy.
Combing the beach through a sea of white ARKS, CROSS-BARRED VENUSES, KITTENS PAWS and JEWELBOXES…
Clark found a fab juvie APHABET CONE, few sweet shells and a BAY BEAN. This is another type of SEA BEAN we find on Sanibel but I didn’t get a good photo of this one- next week, ok?
Of course we had to laugh when we saw this TURRID (“Clark, it’s not called a turd, its called a turrid !!” … every time- haha)
We are giving thanks to feeling the island style fall harvest of the colors in our beloved seashells and sunsets.
It’s not easy to find ALPHABET CONES on a regular shelling day but Nicolene and Andrew from Wisconsin found these 3 (check out the one in the middle- perfect lip!) along with some other amazing shells at Big Hickory Island on our iLoveShelling Adventure with Sight Sea-R Cruises.
Holy Cowrie! Look at this ALPHABET CONE!
Yes it lost most of the color patterns… but who cares… Its shellmongus! But don’t let that over shadow so many of the other exshellent finds.
Linda was also a happy girl while combing this beach.
Yep, she found an ALPHIE too but just to find so many other different species of shells makes for a day to remember.
It was so much fun to meet you, Kerstin (from Germany) and also “see” you on Instagram.
Apparently we have the same taste in shells and bling because she collected cool SEA BEANS, FALSE ANGEL WINGS, WORMIES, BUTTERCUPS, sweet SCALLOPS and that GAUDY NATICA.
Terri (Indiana) couldn’t wait to sort through her beach finds when we got back on the boat.
A few of her favorite finds. Love that TINTED CANTHARUS.
Have you ever seen a cutie little GAUDY NATICA that teeny tiny? Debbie (Indiana) has got an eagle eye to have spotted that.
Her teeny tiny PEAR WHELK might be just as cute too (and ROSE TELLINS!).
So good to see you again on such a nice day, Carol and Phil.
Seeing your mini shells placed in your SURF CLAM shell seriously made my day. Love it!
Talk about making my day… Dee and Lou! I always say that shellers are the nicest folks on the planet. It’s true. And they are at the top of the list.
So this is THE “Maureen” and Mark from Kentucky. This THE Maureen who won my CANVAS JUNONIA SHELLOGRAPH! Remember that giveaway (CLICK HERE)? Well, as soon as we stepped on the boat she told me that she had been the lucky winner. So much fun to finally meet you Maureen and congrats again!!!
I met Penny from England 2 years ago on another iLS trip and I learned about shells from The Channel Islands. It’s always so much fun to learn about shells around the world – thank you again Penny. So much fun to see you again (I love my KITTENS PAW – meow).
I could have talked beachcombing, books and bling with Susan, Marion and Mike from England (more awesome Brits!) on the whole boat ride back to the dock after seeing their loot. Kindred spirits.
As always, each passenger on this and all iLoveShelling cruises received a $25 gift certificate from Congress Jewelers (formerly Sealife By Congress) to use in their store. Thank you Congress Jewelers for being so generous with the iLoveShelling community!
I wish I could share all of the amazing things that happen on these trips. I tried to get a shot of about 6 DOLPHINS jumping and playing in the water right beside our boat. This splash is the best that I could get… but I hope you can imagine and feel like you were there. It was wild!
I’m still working on new shelling adventure dates for February through May but I have December and January dates still available- to join us CLICK HERE.