Archive for Day Trips From Sanibel Island Florida & More
There’s such beauty surrounding Cayo Costa Island and we saw so much of it on our Captiva Cruises iLoveShelling beach combing adventure yesterday. Sierra from Arizona fit right in with all of the beauty.
So did Alesa from Atlanta…
So did Alesa’s beach finds. Gorgeous!
Everyone I met … happy and beautiful. Just like Addie, Annie and Ashlee from Kentucky.
Kelcey and Casey from Pennsylvania snorkeled in the beautiful water to find a few treasures.
Even the tree roots made for a beautiful seat for Bonnie from Texas to sort through her beach finds.
She brought her beautiful family Sandy, Macy, Mason and Brian.
So much beautiful beach bling…
Candace, Leslie and her husband from Texas found a few treasures to make them happy.
Awwwww. Sweet Wendy. She actually made my day meeting her and talking with her on the beach about our love of shelling. She truly loves everything about the beach (xo).
On the boat ride back Patrick, Tristan, MaryBeth and Peyton from Orlando showed me their fave finds.
Such beautiful colors…
Cutie Maya from GA showed us his 2 fave finds … an ATALANTIC GIANT COCKLE and a SOUTHERN QUAHOG.
Austin and Kathryn had the best beach bling find… a good size fish lure that Austin said will be perfect to catch a Cobia.
It was such a pleasure to meet Martha, Linda, Josh, Liz, Michael, Angie and Grace from MO as well. Shellers have the nicest families!
Its always a special day when we see MANATEES swim by the shore just feet from the beach. We saw 2 of them!
And to top it off… a few BABYS EARS too…
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These three awesome ALPHABET CONES were found by Shawn and Dawn (Jacksonville) along with so many other incredishell finds on our Sight Sea-R Cruise to Big Hickory Island this week. Shellzam!
Everybody had smiles on their faces like Stephanie, Sydney, Lyndey and Carley (Mississippi) as soon as the boat pulled up on the beach.
More smiling faces like Kristin, Kathy and Nathan from Fargo.
Ken and Abigail (from Dallas) were thrilled to see and learn about the live mollusks like this live LIGHTNING WHELK Abigail found in the water. We snapped this photo then Abigail gently put it back in the water where she found it.
Isabella, John and Carrie from Colorado found another live WHELK too! It is always so much fun to see these gorgeous living creatures for just a second to have such an appreciation for them and learn about them then to return them to their natural habitat.
Isabella has been a collector for years so she didn’t take all of the empty shells she found… but she did keep a few of her favorites. I do the same thing Isabella, it was so nice to hang out with you!
Its always so nice to gather together a bunch of shellers on these iLoveShelling trips because I get to meet so many nice families like Marsha, Paul, Raymond, Lauren, Gary, Robin and Betty from North Carolina.
They all found treasures they will forever remember.
So many beautiful families on our trip. So lovely to talk to Nathan, Chris, Matthew and Sarah (KY). Happy Birthday Nathan!
Look at their beach combing loot! Pretty good birthday, right?
Sarah not only went for the bigger shells, but also enjoys the minis. I always love to see the mini shells- it makes my heart happy. Sweetness.
The water was so crystal clear, snorkeling was a blast. Cassie and Jolie were like fish!
Local sheller Darla was so happy to find oodles of perfect white shells for shell crafting a frame. Have fun Darla- I love that too!
Orange you glad you went on this trip Lisa (TX)? Her whole bag was filled with orange shells! She found orange JINGLES, SLIPPERS, CALICO SCALLOPS, ROUGH SCALLOPS, BAY SCALLOPS, CONCHS, WORM SHELLS and more. Fun!
Mother daughter shellers Penny and Carolyn (also from Texas) were so much to talk to as well.
They found some fabulous shells with such striking patterns.
We saw so much wildlife on the boat ride to the island… MANATEES, DOLPHINS, STINGRAYS and we even passed by a kayaker telling in and catching a REDFISH. So cool!
It was a perfect boat ride to a perfect day on the beach with an awesome group of people.
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My favorite days seem to be whenever I’m on the water… especially any day on the water when DOLPHINS are playing.
DOLPHINS were surrounding our Captiva Cruises boat on the way to our shelling adventure to Cayo Costa yesterday and I was lucky enough to catch this one’s dance. So cute!
When we pulled up to the island, the water was bright turquoise and the beach was beautiful… but seemed a little shell-less. Then Lynn and Bertha from Colorado showed me one of the biggest BABYS EARS I’ve ever seen.
Explorers Kelby, Kiley and Sadie from Wyoming found beautiful OLIVES and FIGHTING CONCHS in the water.
I met so many awesome families like Stacy, Whitney, Windsor and Chris from Jacksonville. Whitney was happy to find a nice size ANGEL WING to add to her collection.
Sophia, Kate and Hannah from Indiana found some treasures for their shell bags but Hannah carefully held a SAND DOLLAR that broke in two perfect halves to keep a couple of sweet “Doves” still inside safe and sound.
Jeanne and Karen from Clearwater Florida found a BABYS EAR as well but I couldn’t keep my eyes off their darling hats. I need to start wearing a big floppy again too- adorable!
Erin and Maura from New Jersey snorkeled for the first time since the water was so clear but I found out later, Maura is like me… her mask always fogs up so she ends up combing the beaches instead.
Linda from Fort Lauderdale had her whole beautiful family with her -Abby, Tim, Nick, Lisa, Maria and Zach- to shellebrate her birthday. Happy Birthday Linda!
Hey Dylan! Happy Birthday to you too! It was fun to shellebrate with you, Deanna and your family on such a pretty day.
Jack found the shell of the day! He saw a tiny bit of this big old LIGHTNING WHELK sticking out of the sand and got a little curious so he dug around it. Shellzam! It was a whole empty shell.
It was a beautiful day to spend with a wonderful group of people. Thank you so much for joining me!
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