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.