I had Blind Pass shelling envy yesterday so I made sure I made it this morning. I wasn’t disappointed! Look at those lovely seashells piling up. Ahhhhh. Oh yea, I kept this photo large so that for all of you virtual shellers, you can click on the picture to enlarge it to see some of the lovelies.
Guess who was on the beach again? Rachael, Eddy and their dad Ed!
There were all of these shells coming in and they were the only other people shelling there at Blind Pass this morning. Wow!
I had a discussion on a previous post, Mixed Shell Bag , about the name of this little cone shell. Mine was a different color but I learned they are both DUSKY CONES. So when Rachael asked me the name of her shell, I was happy to be able to name it.
Eddy found the FLORIDA CONE, NUTMEG and BANDED TULIP this morning.
I hope this weekend is just as good…..or even better.
OMG! LOVE your purple scallop! So many great shells in your pics, I could sit there for awhile going through that little pile.
I notice Eddie’s dad has a shovel today. We used my shell shovel to wack down the sides of the pile on Wed. Most folks were using their hands…ouch. I woke up today with shell-shovel shoulder and a bleeding finger – it was sooo worth it. We were probably responsible for 15 feet of beach errosion yesterday. I love Turner Beach and you meet the nicest people there. Pam, That’s awesome that they got to meet you. I hope Eddie and his family had a great time shelling.
That purple Scallop Shell is gorgeous!!! Thanks so much for posting that photo!! I have never seen one that color…what a wonderful find!!!!
You certainly do!!! These are AMAZING… Especially the purple scallop. Pruxxx
Beautiful purple scallop! And THANKS for the cyber-shelling.
I get sheller’s elbow using the backhoe so I stopped using any tools- LOL and Karen, you get sheller’s shoulder- Its a tough sport! I loved the deep purple stripe on the edge of that scallop- I figured yall would too.
I have such shell envy!!! I was at Sanibel July 25-30 and the shelling was not the best…and to see your picture of all the shells at Blind Pass makes me want to just dive into the pile and start sorting thru them. Thanks Pam for this terrific site. I am going to Indian Rocks beach near Tampa soon…do you know anything about shelling in that area?
I do, I’m from there. They renourished the beaches so the shelling is hit & miss at best. Indian Rocks has it’s moments especially after a good storm. I miss my favorite Thai restaurant there ~ Thai Pan Alley has the best Pad Thai ever. You are very close to Ft Desoto State Park to the south and Honeymoon Island to the north both of which have some terrific shelling. South of IRB is St.Pete Beach and the very southern tip is Passe-grille by the Don Cesar Hotel. The shelling is good down by the Hurricane Restaurant cos you are right at the mouth of Tampa Bay. There are also boat tours that will take you out to Shell Island. Hope you find some goodies and have a great time.
I was vacationing at Sanibel just days ago, and the shells in that exact spot weren’t half as good! I wish i was there now!
Oh Pam, that Scallop shell is gorgeous! Congrats!
My friends the Hillards’ were heading to Sanibel today~I hope they have the same luck!
I am sooo jealous! I didn’t stop at Blind Pass on my trip. It’s a must for the next time! I could sort through the pile for hours and be happy as a “clam” LOL
Thanks for the virtual shelling.
Okay….some of you local ‘shellists’ send me some shelling pointers! 19 days and counting to blast off from middle America! “Ain’t no shells HERE!”
Spam me and I’ll shoot!
haha- I won’t spam you. Just keep watching my posts then hopefully you’ll get an idea where you want to start. It changes by the day!
Lucky You! Wish I l could be there. Enjoy
So jealous! Have fun shelling this weekend…it looks perfect!
Made my reservations for October 2010 at Castaways to be close to Blind Pass and Turner Beach. Found a beautiful scotch bonnet and a periwinkle there back in April. Full moon, low tide and shelling= Paradise!! Good luck this weekend, Pam!