Archive for Sanibel Seashells Surf Video
I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to breathe the salty air with a walk along the shell filled beach at the Island Inn this morning.
… And give a little thanks to Mother Earth for this paradise I call home on Earth Day.
I asked Lynn from Charleston, SC if she had found any treasures and she replied with “Every single shell on this beach is a treasure”.
I feel the same Lynn!
John from Rhode Island plopped right now in the water and waves where he was finding all sorts of treasures. He found an amazing live purple FIGHTING CONCH that he gently put back in the water to live a healthy life after we all admired it.
After this little SEA STAR said “Hello” then waved “Good Bye”, the surf washed in and took her right back out to sea. Hmmm… Or maybe she was saying “Raise your hand if you Love Shelling!”
This OLIVE shell was playing “Hide ‘N Seek” with me.
As I was shelling yesterday, I thought of all the amazing sightings I get to witness on Sanibel’s beaches. Feeling very content and fortunate, I still picked up a shell to add to this shell tree so I could make a wish.
Afterwards, I walked back to the shoreline to find a yellow ONE TOOTH SIMNIA on a golden SEA WHIP. I immediately thought of Gina from Shelabaloo 2.
Then I was captured by the sight of a guy on a SUP standup paddle board against the aqua water and brilliant blue sky. I got out my video camera and started filming the peaceful sight. A DOLPHIN popped out of the water right in front of him and he “whooped” with excitement. Wow!
I not only placed a shell on the shell tree for a wish, I also placed shells on a castle built for the memory of a shelling friend.
There are people I meet on the beach for a brief moment but I feel I have an immediate kinship. Brett was one of those people.
Sanibel wishes and memories.
My thoughts are with you Ian, Jeff, Connie, John and your families.
When the sand bars are exposed just off the shore line, it’s so much fun to see what you can find in all the nooks and crannies of the sand barely covered by water. On yesterday’s post, I mentioned that I walked quite a few beaches for the Super Moon really low tide but I didn’t get a chance to show you what the beach looked like near Tarpon Beach (closest public parking is Trost Lot off Tarpon Bay Rd). Each beach looks so different! I took a quick video to show you what I found in the shallow water in between the sand bar and the shoreline… And you’ll see how I found the favorite shell of the day I showed you… the BROAD PAPER COCKLE! As I was walking, I saw the shape and color looked so different from the other fragments so I bent down to see what it was. Aha!