It looks like julienned coconuts, parmesan cheese or some sort of spaghetti, doesn’t it? There are wash lines of MANATEE GRASS at the tip of the lighthouse beach. We finally had a beautiful day so I needed to get out on the beach whether there were shells or no shells. Unfortunately, not many keepers. There were clam shells and scallops and that’s about it for shells.
And the SHARK’S TOOTH frenzy in Manasota Key continues! Our friends Joe and Manuela took a day trip down to Stump Pass and found their first shark’s teeth……83 of them.
I have another video for you! I didn’t do fancy editing or add any music this time. It’s just a raw piece that shows exactly what I saw for 5 minutes. A hermit crab took a new home in a KING’S CROWN and was so happy that he was doing the happy dance …. Another crab in a MUREX shell peeking out .. .A pelican flying so low he was teasing the water…. the sky so rich. Enjoy.
Big, scary Hurricane Earl is headed toward the east coast and already stirring up the waters on our side so we are keeping a close eye on the weather and keeping our fingers crossed that he just fizzles out before any damage occurs.
What a wonderful video!! I love the raw footage, the wind, the surf~it pulls you right in! Isnt it fun to interact with some of the seas smallest creatures? And the pelican~perfect! I love watching the splash-down! Awesome Job!
Did you take that video on the same camera you shoot your pics from? The separation of land/sea/sky is just amazing. I had to go shower the sand off my feet when I finished watching it.
ahhh…..the life by the sea is so amazing on sanibel. i miss it so……here in the northeast we are watching the beast called earl. wish us luck…….
Lucky little fellas, to have you come along & set them back out in the Gulf so gently. A couple of times I really thought your camera would get splashed :-) I truly, truly enjoyed spending these 5 minutes with you at the beach!
Peaceful day to you,
Wow, Pam…that footage is gorgeous! The colors combined with the sounds, truly magical. I just love pelicans, don’t you? They are quite majestic and graceful. And I had no idea that hermit crabs were so tiny. I always that that Kings Crown shells were bigger than that, ‘course I’ve not found one yet, maybe at Christmas! Yes. And I should have known that the hermit crabs live in the water, but didn’t know that either. See? You educate us all with your lovely videos and post. THANK YOU!
I enjoyed spending the 5 minutes with you at the beach also!! What kind of camera(s) do you use? Your pictures are always so spectacular…use them as my desktop pic at home on my big 24″ screen (imac) and they are gorgeous!! I’ve been thinking of finding me a small digital camera to take when I go to the beach….how do you keep them dry??
Wish us luck…we’re just across the bridge from where you grew up (near Hampton VA) …Hopefully Earl will miss as projected!!
Wait! Go Back! I tot I taw a wentletwap! LOL Love spending time on your blog – its the next best thing to being there!
thats so cool!!!
Love the video, thanks for sharing :) Hope the shelling picks up, our trip is very soon. Even if there’s not many shells it will still be beautiful on Sanibel.
Loved the video. We are on Sanibel now and are having to work very hard for any “keepers”. Hope things change soon. We are still enjoying our time here. The island is beautiful.
I kept wanting to say ‘Stop Pam-look at that one. Wait a minute, pan over that pile again—‘ A great video, I’ll be watching it again. Loved the natural sounds too. Made me ‘vacation sick’ for Sanibel. Only a month away—–
Thank you! It was so much fun to see
Did you realize that if you view your incredible video, Pam…. on a cell phone,
that the phone actuually moves a bit when the volume picks up the wind gusting ?? OMGoodness, the squall line is gorgeous…. I love FLORIDA !!
Thank you so very much for capturing the nature that captivates we shellers :)