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Paradise Found On Bowman’s Beach Sanibel

Posted by on Sep 27, 2016 in Bowman Beach Sanibel video, Hurricane Hermine, Storms, Video | 15 comments

Sanibel seashells on driftwood

If you’re a beach comber, Bowman’s Beach on Sanibel Island has been the perfect place for those long walks on the beach while picking up a few beautiful treasures.

A beautiful and peaceful walk…. oh yea… and some excitement each time spotting one of these gorgeous works of art.


Definitely exciting finding an empty KINGS CROWN.


Clark and I met beachcomber Laurie a mile from any other people… we compared our fave find HORSE CONCHS. Wowza!


This walk was so amazing….  I did a video to share with you! I headed north from Bowmans Beach to find the new pass Tropical Depression Hermine (she was a hurricane after she left here) opened up from Clam Bayou about a month ago. Not sure how long it will last but this new waterway is a little paradise.

Oh Wait! …  before you take your mind into the amazing paradise….  please don’t forget to “tip” Shell Love Bug to help with youth educational programs at the Shell Museum! CLICK HERE



Okay…. now back to paradise… Take a big, slow breath and clear your mind. Escape to the beach for a few minutes to find a few shells and feel the power of peace Mother Nature has given us.


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Weekend Wonderland on Sanibel and Captiva

Posted by on Dec 21, 2015 in Beach Holiday, Bowman Beach Sanibel video, Christmas | 6 comments

extreme shell finds sanibel island

It was a weekend wonderland on the beaches of Sanibel and Captiva with plenty of shells to pick, sift and sort.


Bowman Beach was by far the best for beach combing along a stretch of shell strewn piles.

seashells on the beach

Holy Cowrie, we found an enormous shell pile! The shells in the first photo were all found in this massive mound- Boom Shellalaka!

sanibel bowmans beach massive shell mound

On Saturday at Blind Pass Captiva, a cool front blew through that brought a sweet shell shelf that formed at the jetty. I found some nice treasures within just a few minutes.

seashells and coral blind pass sanibel captiva florida

Unfortunately, this huge shell mound didn’t last long at Blind Pass. Most of these shells in the next photo were swept back out to sea just as fast as they were pushed in.

blind pass shell mound december 2015

I also made a stop at Gulfside City Park this weekend to find some very cool SPONGES and scattered shells…

gulfside city park sponges

After hitting the beaches in the morning, it was so exciting to be part of the Captiva Holiday Village Golf Cart Parade again this year. I was a judge again like last year!
grinch, cindy loohoo and pam rambo golf cart parade judge

The Remax Whoville golf cart was so adorable!

captiva cindy loo who grinch

John and Denice Beggs of Royal Shell had Frosty the Island Snowmen scooting around on their fabulous Happy Huladays float…

beggs snowman captiva golf cart parade

The Hippy Holiday girls were far out, man with the groovy beat of the Christmas holiday.

hippy holiday girls golf cart parade

Santa had his boat afloat with the Burns Family diving under the sea with fish, mermaids and snorkelers.

burns under santas boat captiva golf cart parade

With so many creative floats, it was sooooo hard to choose so I’m so glad I had the help of the 2 other judges – Queenie and Captiva Firefighter Paul. The peoples choice winner still has yet to be announced – go to Captiva Golf Cart Parade on Facebook tomorrow (December 22, 2015) to vote.

captiva golf cart parade judges 2015

Wishing you lots of holiday  spirit with a video of beach combing on Bowmans Beach this weekend. Happy Shelladays!

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