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Collecting seashells on the beaches of Sanibel, Captiva and the world

Posted by on May 30, 2016 in Beach Holiday, Memorial Day | 2 comments

american flag palm tree

Have a happy and safe Memorial Day weekend

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Shellebrating Memorial Day Weekend

Posted by on May 25, 2015 in Beach Holiday, Junonia, Memorial Day | 7 comments

sand dollar painted american flag on Sanibel Beach

On this Memorial Day, I was thinking of the Shelling Medal Of Honor SAND DOLLAR I made for U.S. Military veteran Sean of Ormond Beach and that great memory of the day we met in 2012… which happened to be on his wedding day AND when he found a big HORSE CONCH (CLICK HERE to read the story).

Through the years, I’ve been fortunate to meet folks like Sean and his wife Danita and see the happiness the beach brings.

one palm tree, one gulf of mexico
Remember the Tweezer Sisters? I ran into Judith from California at Blind Pass Sanibel this weekend. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen her so it was a pleasure catching up.

tweezer sister Judith at Blind Pass Sanibel with mini shells

She was as happy as a CLAM finding the mini shell for her beautiful art work. CLICK HERE to see the frame she made me out of beautiful little gems like these. beach assortment of mini shells

Her friend Deb (Oregon) uses those big tweezers too for finding the minis (She calls herself the Tweezer Geezer- hahaha) but she was using that little tiny net to scoop up treasures out of the Gulf… and she scooped up a fabshellous FLAT SCALLOP with that itty bitty net. Wow!

Deb from Oregon found flat scallop Sanibel

The beach on Sanibel this weekend has been absolutely gorgeous, but I haven’t been finding that many shells…

a few treasured seashells

 

I must have missed all of the really good shells last weekend when I didn’t get to the beach much because I heard the shelling was fantastic… and now I see how fantastic it was from another blast from the past. I met Jesse (so shellendipitous- he lived in Ormond Beach, FL too at that time) after Tropical Storm Debby in 2012 while he was running back and forth shelling AND fishing off the Sanibel pier. (CLICK HERE to read the story) But anyway, last weekend he  found a JUNONIA, SCOTCH BONNET, QUEEN HELMET and lots of ALPHABET CONES!  His girlfriend Kristen found ALPHIES too.

jesse alexander junonia

Shellzam! Now Jesse is a Sw Florida local so he gets to shell and fish a little more- so awesome. It’s so good to “see” you again. Congrats! jesses junonia alphies

It’s been a wonderful weekend on the beach, spending some time on our boat and reminiscing about the amazing shellers we’ve met over the years. But most of all, its been an honor to fly our American flag and remember our heroes and to shellebrate Memorial Day.

shellebrating memorial day

Join me on an upcoming Shelling Adventure- for more info CLICK HERE...

pam rambo shelling trips

 

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Freedom Of The Beach

Posted by on May 26, 2014 in Cyber Shelling, Memorial Day | 25 comments

american flag on the beach

Beach combing is a time to feel free, find respect and to share memories.

american girl beach combing

If you can’t enjoy beach combing for Memorial Day this year, I’d like to bring it to you with a stroll on the beach

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