I got a phone call yesterday from a friend asking “Where did all the shells go?”. The winds and seas have been calm the last few days so I haven’t seen many larger shells rolling up on the beach either. So, you know what that means….. Mini shelling at the Sanibel lighthouse beach!
I found all of these mini shells in one … well, I don’t know… maybe it was a 6 foot area. You’ll get to see it, I made a little video that I’ll show you at the end of this post. It’s kinda Part 2 of Wentletrap Trapping from September to show you a different area that you can find them.
I was in good company on the beach since Emma from Canada was right along side me collecting as many minis as she could for a seashell lamp shade project she’s been working on.
This is Emma too with her aunt Susi filling up her hat with WENTLETRAPS and little tiny WHELKS.
Clark was down the beach scooping in the surf. This handful of shells was from one scoop of his shelling backhoe. Not bad!
I can always find where Clark is on the beach….He leaves a little trail of shell piles behind him.
I met Nick and his mom Chris picking through Clark’s leftover shell piles. This is so funny… she told me ” Picking up Clark’s trash shells is a sheller’s equivalent to successful dumpster diving” . LOL
Tom and Bonnie (NY) were finding WENTLETRAPS but didn’t even know the name for them. Lucky, huh?
I took a photo of this mini version of the Sanibel Six late this afternoon. As I was writing this post I read a comment from June on The Sanibel Six Seashells and she suggested having the Mini Six with a WENTLETRAP, CANDY CORN, COQUINA and maybe a TUSK, DWARF OLIVE and a DRILL. Too cute, right?
Anyway, here’s the video and yes, I miss some shells in there. I go right by them! [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRkHvBlXP-U[/youtube],
It’s crazy how many WENTELTRAPS were lined up on the beach at the lighthouse.
Treasure hunters Allen and Dawn were finding lots of the minis before heading up to Venice, FL for shark’s teeth.
Here is the video I shot the same day as my last post. You’ll see exactly where we were looking…. and finding all of those wentletraps! Notice how far up on the beach we were AND how many wentles I was missing! This is sort of a “How to find” and a “How to miss” wentletraps video. 😉 Enjoy!