Seashells and waves

Seashells and waves

Shells!¬†They’re back! I felt like a kid in a candy store today at Blind Pass on Captiva Island…. speaking of candy….

Juvenile horse conch candy

My candy

This was my first find.. a bright orange baby HORSE CONCH…. my candy. Right next to it was a broken FLAT SCALLOP.

Seashell Collecting at Blind Pass, Captiva

Seashell Collecting at Blind Pass, Captiva

I haven’t seen lots of shells at Blind Pass lately so I felt so giddy. The temperature dropped and the wind picked up from the north…. signs for good shelling at the pass. Take a look at the mound forming. Yippeee!

Blind Pass Shell mound

Blind Pass Shell mound

Fighting conch with other shells

Fighting conch with other shells

Apple murex in shell pile

Apple murex in shell pile

I met a couple from Chicago who couldn’t get enough of this good shelling day.

Shell seekers from Chicago

Lorna and David (Chicago)

This is David a few minutes later. I told you, he couldn’t get enough so he had to get fully shellified.

Adventures of shelling

Adventures of shelling

Lettered Olive and other shells

Lettered Olive and other shells

I saw lots of MUREXES, TULIPS, WHELKS, OLIVES, CONCHS, COCKLES and pieces of CONES. I took video but I was very shaky (from my excitement!) and my lens was very spotted from the spray. I’ll try to salvage what I can and get that up soon for all of you virtual shellers. Shellebrate!

Shell collecting on Captiva

Shell collecting