I went back to Blind Pass this morning and found an even bigger sand bar but not as many shells as last week.
I found only a few doing the Captiva Crouch.
Last week was so insane it’s hard to compare the shelling so I don’t mean there weren’t many shells… don’t get me wrong. I snapped this picture above so you could do a little cyber shelling (click on it to enlarge) and see how many FIGHTING CONCHS were mixed in the sand in the shallow water. There were OLIVES and WHELKS mixed in here and there too.
And a sweet FLORIDA CONE! I haven’t found one lately so I was tickled.
Mary was so happy that she just moved to Ft Myers from Rochester, NY (where her friends are shoveling snow) and found an ALPHABET CONE and LIGHTNING WHELK
Mona told me one of her favorite shelling spots is Blind Pass (me too!) and her fave shell was the FLAT ZIGZAG SCALLOP (me too! … well one of them). She found 2 perfect FLATS and had her bag filling up quickly with lots of other beauties.
I took this picture from the Blind Pass bridge so you can see just how big the sand bar is now. To compare from last week you can go to my December 14 post Shelling Night And Day . Oh No! It looks like it is closing up the pass.
Who knows though, Mother Nature (or Santa) brought in all this sand and shells and can take it away just as quickly. So we might as well just enjoy it while it’s here and …… Shellebrate the Season!