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Jul
16

Summer Sunsets and Shells

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Hand of Colorful Sanibel sea shells

An hour before sunset is my favorite time to shell on Sanibel in the summer time.

An Apple Murex a day keeps the doctor away

The temperature is cooler and the skies change by the second so it makes for a beautiful backdrop to the already colorful shells. Sanibel beach comber shells

I went to Blind Pass Sanibel to find just a scattering of shells right at the water’s edge but not too many in the tidal lines on the beach. 
Sanibel Seashells at the water edge

Brian, Mathew and Kory from Indiana plopped right down in the water and found shells just by digging around. They were having a blast!

finding shells in Sanibel water

I also went to Gulfside City Park this week and found this SHARK EYE along with thousands of live baby SAND DOLLARS  just like a found earlier this month in my post Sand Dimes By The Dozen

Sanibel Shark eye seashell

It’s always so much fun to see what the tide washes in.

shells in sea foam waves

You just never know what you’re gonna find.

Sanibel beach comber shells

 

Since most of you know that I’ve been blogging for almost 6 years now, its time to update my blog. Technology is moving at the speed of lightning (not LIGHTNING WHELKS- they are kinda slow- heehee) so I am spending most of my time with my nose stuck in my computer figuring it all out instead of being on the beach every day. I know, cue the violins- haha. I just wish I could give you more info about the beaches and more videos but when this is all updated, I will get back to my regular schedule of sharing our world of shelling with more posts, cybershelling and fun videos.

I wouldn’t miss our iLoveShelling cruises though! JOIN US! For info on dates CLICK HERE

pam rambo shelling trips

Sanibel sunset through sea oats

Sunset palm trees on captiva

 

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Jun
15

Gone Extreme Shelling- Across the World

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Beach combing in Okinawa Japan for seashells and sea glass

Shellzam!  These are some of the unbelievable shells and bling we’ve found on an extraordinary shelling trip to the other side of the world from our home on Sanibel Island, Florida. Yes, Sanibel is the the most amazing place on the planet for beach combing but when you’re extreme shellers like Clark and me…

Extreme shellers Pam and Clark beach combing Okinawa Japan

We’ve got to explore the awesome beaches around the globe.

Explore the beaches of Okinawa Japan for seashells

Stay tuned for all of the details of our amazing beach combing adventure…

Seashell crafting with a darling Okinawa shell and sea glass sign

in Okinawa, Japan!

okinawa sunset spider conch sea shell

Conchs clams and scallop shells

As the tide was rushing out of Sanibel’s Blind Pass channel, there were little pockets of semi-buried shells in the sand along the shoreline covered by only 3 inches of water. That’s where the treasures were last night just before sunset. My fave of the evening was that beautiful baby BITTERSWEET in the ARK ing the photo above. Love it!

Sanibel sunset beach finds

Karen and Mark (New Jersey) discovered some of those shell pockets too.

 

Karen and Mark visit Sanibel for shells from New Jersey

They were happy to find some empty shell treasures of their own.

Karens shells found on Sanibel
We all had to be very careful to look inside each shell to make sure there wasn’t a critter living inside of the shell like this teenie tiny HERMIT CRAB I quickly put back in the water after I snapped a photo…

hermit crab inside apple murex Sanibel

This was an even more exciting find… a nice size live healthy LIGHTNING WHELK that I put back in the water exactly how I found it.

Live lightning whelk at Blind Pass Sanibel

The GULF OF MEXICO is alive with beautiful sea creatures living close to shore like these MOLLUSKS, CRABS and this cutie SEA STAR too…

Live starfish stuck on encrusted pen shell Sanibel

And to top it all off there was a shellsational sunset to end a great day.

Sunset with shells at Blind Pass Sanibel