I couldn’t wait to check out Captiva’s Blind Pass this morning after we had whipping 20 mph north west winds all day yesterday. As soon as I got on the beach, I met fellow sheller Les who showed me he found this SCOTCH BONNET and a piece of JUNONIA at daybreak on the sand bar. The SCOTCH BONNET is not perfect but it’s a nice size and all one piece…… so to me? It’s a nice find. I hardly ever see SCOTCH BONNETS and it’s the third one I’ve seen this week – weird!
This big HORSE CONCH was my first shell I picked up this morning. It’s old and pitted but it sure does have pretty lines and color so I fell in love with it. The next few pictures show you how I found it…..
As you can see, there wasn’t tons of shells but I met Linda from North Dakota who was just happy to find a nice WHELK and to be on the beach in Florida. I like your attitude, Linda!
I did see lots of PEN SHELLS which is a good sign of good shelling in the next few days. I’m keeping my fingers crossed! I’ll be anxious to see if anybody else finds another SCOTCH BONNET.