In between rain showers this week, Jeff was finding some shells but most of the really good ones were alive like this big LIGHTNING WHELK he is holding in the photo above.
While I shot Jeff taking a photo of this conch, he told me he was from New York, New York. Manhattan Island. I shared a little fun fact with him.
Did you know that Manhattan is about the same size as Sanibel?
Manhattan is 13.4 miles long and 2.3 miles wide. Sanibel is around 12 miles long and 3 miles at its widest. Weird concept, huh?
I learn something everyday from your blog. Thanks for educating an old lady.
me too !!!!! you have inspired me to go back to shelling….I have been shelling forever…and thought I had all !!!! my prize, a hairy triton…:)…never enough bottles and lamps of wentles……..
now I am back….starting over !!!!
That is so crazy. I guess because there is so much packed into Manhattan, it just seems huge. And Sanibel seems small and quaint to me. Thanks for teaching me something new!
i Love Shelling i Love Shelling. So nice I said it twice!
That sky! Ethereal… & reflecting in the sand like wet glass. I’ve not been to either Manhattan… would choose yours in a heartbeat, but how would I ever leave?
That is so weird isn’t it? At this stage in my life though, I’d choose Sanibel Island over anything else. And don’t these photos prove it! Nature wins in the end… So unspoilt and tranquil. It’s about simplicity. If you’re interested, stop by my blog on how I make my Flotsam Friends dolls. Only if you have half a second. Pruxxx
New York or Florida? I’d rather take a bite out of Florida any day! Sorry all you New Yorkers, but it gets way too cold up there for this old beach gal.
Such an interesting comparison Pam.
thanks for the pictures pam!!
After drooling over all these shells, I finally looked up exactly where Sanibel Island is located……..OMG…..our sailboat is anchored in a marina just about 3 miles from there!!! She’s sleeping there for hurricane season…Twin Dolphins marina. Sanibel…here I come!! When we come back to our precious Blew Bayou…our first sail will be to see those shells!!!!
I knew that about Manhattan, but am glad you posted pictures of both side by side. What a totally weird concept!