I was so surprised to see that the Sanibel side of Blind Pass had such a pile of shells. Look at them all! Most of the shells were clams, scallops and bits and pieces of shells but we all found treasures to be proud of.
I saw a few bright orange scallops but one really caught my eye….this gorgeous ROUGH SCALLOP.
Katie found a few really good ones…including a little candy (juvenile HORSE CONCH) and a FLORIDA CONE. Check out her shell bag (taking this photo of her shells through her bag got me a little tickled- not sure why, just not my ordinary shot)
Lara and her family from Maine were collecting just about anything to take back to a kids camp for shell crafting.
I saved the best for last…..WORM SHELLS (hmm…ok, candies are right up there too, right LooLoo?) These are the little tiny ones that still have the white tips on them (like the candy corn!) and have such cool twists and turns to them. They look like a mermaid’s lock of hair, don’t they?
Hello – I am coming to Sanibel in August….and I will definitely look up this section called Blind Pass. If you have any other suggestions -I would appreciate it!
I am always so jealous to see that you’ve found more worm shells! I WILL have a worm shell mirror like yours… by the time I’m 150, at the rate I’m going. ;-)
I love these orange scallops. I have a special dish to put the orange and yellow ones in.
Wormies are my absolute favorite!! When you post a pic or talk wormies, I get so excited…love the email updates as well as the fb connection. I really LOVE your blog, thank you for keeping us in touch with Sanibel/Captiva when we can’t be there!!
Wormies!!!!! I used to think we were the only ones on the planet that were CRAZY about wormies.
I love your blog. Love it..love it…love it!!!!
Like Deb says , you keep us in touch with the islands when we can’t be there.
Love your photography, sense of humor, love of sea treasures.
i will be on the island July 10-17th. Hope to see you on the beaches!
Just wondering why you were surprised to see a pile of shells at Blind Pass? time of year ? Tide ? Thanks for blogging ! It’s feeding my shelling appetite and teaching me the shell names !! Love it :)
Hi Jen, I’m so used to seeing big piles of shells on the Captiva side of Blind Pass but not piles (nice shells lines are more usual for that area) on the Sanibel side as much….that’s why I was surprised. And it was a really BIG pile.
Can’t wait to search for Wormies! They are so unusual…hope they’re still some around in December when I get there!!!! Thanks, Pam for sharing these informative and fascinating posts. I’ve learned so much from your blog. Keep up the posts, girlfriend! Love it! LOL
Wow that a very bright orange Scallop,love it!! I never thought about the Worm Shells looking like mermaid’s lock of hair but they do. Thanks for the update on Blind Pass :)