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I’ve been wanting to run down to Barefoot Beach in Bonita Springs (45 minute drive) to meet shelling sister Carla Barone for quite some time. Today I got to meet her and she was everything I thought… shell crazy and sweet as pie. As soon as we hit the beach, I found all of these pieces of CORAL as we walked south to get down to the jetty at Wiggins Pass.
Carla loves looking for not only shells but fossils and different beach treasures. She picked up these pieces then told me the fossils in her hand clockwise from top left…. a SHARK’S TOOTH, a piece of turtle shell called a “SKOOT”, and …okay… are you ready for this one? … the mouth plate of a PUFFER FISH. Wow. I’d like you to meet Carla…
She loves to talk to everyone on the beach about all the fun things to collect.
We found out that Kathy was a first time sheller and she found this…
A perfect ALPHABET CONE! I saw the colors through her shell bag and commented on her find but she didn’t know what I was talking about. She didn’t realize what she had… until now. Then we ran into Carla’s good friend Jen who taught her about most of the fossils she has found.
Today she was collecting as sorts of shells and goodies.
Another one of Carla’s friends (she’s very popular on this beach!) Ella found this awesome SHARK’S EYE. What a cutie!
Then I found this huge WORM SHELL. I still can’t believe how big it is.
And some of his grand wormies…
On the way back, we saw several ssslloooooww GOPHER TORTOISES.
So this is where Carla finds a lot of her shells.
So she can make beautiful whelk sculptures like this…
Thanks for everything, Carla. It was a great shelling morning!