As the fog started rolling in very quickly this morning on the beach, I snapped a few pictures of the shell lines at Blind Pass.
I found these shells above in a matter of 5 minutes. The FLORIDA CONE was a little beat up but still…. a cone. I found the ones below rolling right up in the surf.
The first sand bar from the Captiva jetty looking at Sanibel is getting pushed closer to the bridge. Yep, I said “first” sand bar! It’s splitting into several bars. Take a look at the furthest sheller. She is on the tip of the big sand bar.
Now take a look at this new little bar.
Now look at a 3rd little “flat” right behind it. You can see the pelicans hanging out on it.
The fog really came in quickly when I met these two winter locals (they go back to PA in the summer) shelling the surf with their shelling backhoes. They were just getting started so I hope they found good treasure.
The fog bank covering the view of that little sand bar behind Janet.
Tina found TRUE TULIPS, BANDED TULIPS, FIGHTING CONCHS, WHELKS and others that she’ll take back to Ohio to make all sorts of shell crafts like mirrors and frames. She really loves the shells that are old and pitted as well so she’ll pick them up when they show interesting character. This reminded me of a great quote from Bart Starr we heard on the way home from a Super Party last night… “Next to love, the strongest word in our vocabulary is attitude“.