I wish I had a little more time to beachcomb through all of those PEN SHELLS in this really wide shell wrack at Gulf side City Park beach but I only had a few minutes. If you are in the area, I would definitely suggest hitting this beach in the next few days. Looks like a ton of good shells!
I did have time to mingle with this wonderful family of shellers and found out that our blog buddy Melissa Ruiz (she is a frequent commenter!) was among them. It was so nice to meet all of them!
This afternoon Clark and I headed to Blind Pass since we are getting 10 mph and up north winds. This is what we found….. Sit ‘N Sifters!
This is one of my favorite things to do, join in on a shelling Sit ‘N Sifter group. Everybody digs and digs, then all the sudden someone shouts out the name of their latest find “Ooooo, an OLIVE!”. That’s how we met this next shelling family. After sifting around and sharing shells, we learned that Trey and Bill won this trip to Sanibel from working at Budweiser. I asked the logical question of “What’d you do to win the trip?”. Trey answered with the more logical answer….. “We sold a heck of a lot of beer.”
You’ll see in the video that the sand bar is barely showing now in the pass because A) it was high tide and B) the sand has shifted and flattened out a bit. The sand looks like it has shifted more towards the Sanibel side but not in high mounds.
Since there the shells weren’t coming in with the waves (yet), Clark even plopped down and sifted with us. Here’s a short video of This Bud’s….. I mean…Conch’s For You…