Lowtide sand bars

I have hot news! But let me tell you about the shelling news first because I really enjoyed the people I met today and I think you will too….

It’s always exciting at low tide on the sand bars at the beach. I wasn’t really finding any keeper shells (or those live BABY EAR tracks) but it really didn’t matter after I saw these young cousins having so much fun filling their bucket with pieces of FIGHTING CONCHS, OLIVES, TULIPS and  lots of  little BUBBLE SHELLS. Do they get any cuter than this?

Jillian, Emma, Rebekah and Ava

Then Clark called me over after hanging out on the sand bar with Donn talking about Texas A&M football while Charlotte was sittin’ and diggin’ up beautiful shells. She was just sifting through the sand finding a few really nice WHELKS while the tide was coming in.

Charlotte and Donn (Texas)

Then Dan came over to get help digging up a whelk and said “I found a huge whelk about 15 inches long. Can you help dig it up with that shell rake?” Off we went, splashing over to the next adventure. Clark helped him dig around the “shell” and finally pulled up the treasure. LOL Doesn’t look like a whelk to me. How about you? ;)

Addy and Dan (Kansas City) with driftwood treasure

Ok, I’ve waited long enough to tell you. The Florida Weekly came out today with the iLoveShelling article!!!!! I’m really tickled with it………… but I’m a little embarrassed about the title. There are so many shellers on the islands and so many who at least have found a junonia.. haha. I think it should have said “A sheller….” instead of ” The sheller…”  but who’s counting, right? LOL (a little giddy) Here it is.. Just click on the picture if you can’t read it to make it open in a new window.