Archive for January, 2010
I know that my friend Ellen is having a good day because she loooves her Candy Corn (baby HORSE CONCHS)! Any day she finds mini shells, especially Candy, it’s a good one. From top clockwise, off East Gulf Drive she found a MUREX, TURBAN, MUREX (i think that’s what it is), baby FIGHTING CONCH, MUREX, 2 WORM SHELL tips, a TURBAN, and a LIGHTENING WHELK …..all surrounding her 2 sweet baby HORSE CONCHS. Thanks for sending us this picture, Ellen!
I couldn’t make it this morning for the low tide but Clark ran down to the Lighthouse beach to get first pickins so I asked him to take a few pictures for me (and you!).
He didn’t find a lot and he said that he didn’t see many people with full shell bags. He did talk to “Sanibel Ann” who showed him a really nice size WENTLETRAP that she found near the Sanibel pier. She had found 12 WENTLETRAPS so far but this was her best one that is pictured below. Yep, that’s a nice size.
So, remember that Clark had the camera?
He came home laughing that he got a good picture for my blog.
No wonder he didn’t find many shells this morning! He said he asked if he could take a picture of this photographer taking a picture for his wife’s blog so they wouldn’t think he was just being creepy. Hmmm. Do you think they bought that (“for my wife’s blog”)? Hahaha
Boys will be boys, huh?
Clark went out this morning at 7am to see if low tide brought anything unusual to the Lighthouse beach. There weren’t any bigger shells so he refocused his eyes to look for the little shells. He found (pictured) a LACE MUREX, 5 PEAR WHELKS, a KEYHOLE LIMPET, 2 PAPER FIGS, 28 WENTLETRAPS, and 2 NASSA.
We’ve got a full moon tonight and there will be a pretty low tide tomorrow morning around 7:30. We hope to see you out there!
I saw Emma (from my post on October 26th) at the Mucky Duck today and she told me that she and her husband saw a woman find a JUNONIA at Blind Pass yesterday. It wasn’t right at the jetty like the shells used to pile up but it was about 100 yards up the beach. I ran down there to take a look and as you can see in the picture above, there aren’t piles of shells but they are coming in with the surf.
There were lots of piles forming on the Sanibel side with lots of shellers checking them out. I saw Debbie and Bob from my post on 12-03-09 and she had found a gorgeous 8″ LIGHTENING WHELK using her shelling “backhoe” just in the surf.
Father and daughter shellers Lana and Bob were finding lots of nice treasures. Lana found this perfect LIGHTENING WHELK and Bob was finding OLIVES and this gorgeous LACE MUREX that is shown in his hand in the picture below. The color is spectacular.
The sky was so beautiful this evening and so was Pie (yep, that’s her name- so cute!) and her ALPHABET CONE that she found right on the tip of the Lighthouse beach late this afternoon. She and her husband Steve come to Sanibel from the Sebring area to shell every other week.
My friend John had taken this picture of Sue and her daughter at the Lighthouse beach on January 10 and I couldn’t get the picture until this week to post it. Better late than never, right? It’s still crazy to look back now at how cold we were for almost 3 weeks. Good for you, girls, to get out there and make the best of it!