Clark and I boated to North Captiva on Sunday and we found a few fun things. I love the color and size of this DUSKY CONE and we also found 2 KING’S CROWN, a bunch of FARGO WORM SHELLS (Yay!) and a couple of SAND DOLLARS.
After we hung out for hours on North Cap, we couldn’t help stopping by Cayo Costa to see if we could pick up some BABY’S EARS. We have an eye for ears, baby! I found an even bigger on than I found on my “camping” trip 2 weeks ago. This one is about 1 1/2 inches big! That’s a biggie.
Speaking of baby’s ears, Clark and I went to the lighthouse beach this evening on the pier side to see what we could find. We found a few WENTLETRAPS and right when we saw a few baby’s ears (in that weed line in the picture below), we met the nicest couple who live in Sanibel as well. Leslie is an artist and shell crafter! She exhibited a few pieces in the Sanibel Shell Fair and Show this year and has been doing so for years. Maybe she’ll use some of those wentletraps and baby’s ears that we found on the beach together in one of her next projects.
You both found some great shells,I like the Worm shell the most,I’ve never seen one that long.
Beautiful treasures you found! I’m very happy to have found your blog…also signed up on your Facebook page.
Have a beachy day…
Marie @ Sally Lee by the Sea
Isn’t NoCap just the best for shells? I hope it stays that way forever. You really do have an eye for ears … that 1 1/2″ beauty isn’t just big, it’s enormous! That has to have been a creature that died at a very old age! And to find that beautiful cone as well was frosting on the cake. What a great shelling day for you!
Wow, beautiful. Can you feel my yearning all the way from up here in michigan?!
I’ve not found King’s Crown on our visits to Sanibel. Are they often found on the “regular” beaches like Lighthouse? Or do you have to go/boat to the other islands to find them?
Sheri, I have seen bits and pieces of king’s crowns at the lighthouse but not whole that I can remember. Most of the ones we find are on North Cap or Cayo Costa and a few at Blind Pass. Oh yeah, we did have a spectacular day of kings crowns on Useppa Island a few years back too.
North Captiva is one of our favorite places, as you can tell if you follow my trips.
It is just so peaceful so we walk for miles on both sides of the island where Hurricane Charlie went through.
Gail, was that what was ringing in my ear earlier? ;)
Pam, I have never seen a live baby’s ear so I wonder how big that creature was that lived in it. I hear it is very unusual so one day, if I’m near one, I hope that I can recognize it and see how big the mullosk is compared to the shell.
Thank you Alice and Marie!
I love your updates. My friend and I will be in Sanibel next week the 17-21. We are hoping to have successful shelling. We will continue to follow your blog to know where to look. Thanks so much for the info.
Karen from Michigan