Caroline (St Augustine) was positively a winner with a bucket full of seashells at Sanibel’s Blind Pass. With a negative low tide, you can walk out so far on the sand bar right now to find lots of FIGHTING CONCH, WHELKS, OLIVES….. basically, all of the SANIBEL SIX. Her mom, Jill, knew she found unusual shell so asked me to identify it. It’s a tiny little STRIATE NASSA!
Mike from L.A. (Lehigh Acres, FL ;)) was so happy to fill a whole bag on his first day ever shelling.
He even found three SAND DOLLARS!
I take that back, I didn’t see the complete Sanibel Six because I didn’t see anybody with a CONE (that’s okay- the little orange”candy” takes up for it) but here a few of my finds.
Here’s a short video of what the sand bar looked like at low tide on Sunday afternoon. This evening is another negative low tide of -0.5 at 6:24 pm. Should be good!
We have some WINNERS of the NIght Shelling Lighted Cap GiveAway !!!
First, I want to thank you all for so many wonderful comments and stories that gave me a look into your lives. I love getting to know yall a little bit better by hearing about you and your thoughts. Thank you so much for your support!!
I put all 283 (!!!) names from the comments together and Clark drew 3 random winners..
Winner #1 is Barbara Teitelzweig! You won the iLoveShelling.com 2-Beam Lighted Cap.
Winner #2 is Deb Merkel! You won an i Love Shelling Tank Top.
Winner #3 is Angela Moore! You won the i Love Shelling Cabana Tote.
Congratulations! Time to SHELLEBRATE!
If you didn’t get a chance to check out the new 2-Beam Lighted Cap (it’s a hands-free flashlight and a cap all in one!) or other fun i Love Shelling gear, just click on this…..
THANK YOU for this contest Pam and for providing the great prizing. CONGRATULATIONS to the winners of these lovely iLoveShelling items! I look foward to reading your future posts, love the blog. T.
Unbelieveable! That is so cool! Will have to plan a trip during this time of year in the future. The low tides look awesome this time of year. Way better than Dec/Jan. Thanks Pam and Congrats to the winners!
Can’t wait to see what you find next, Pam.
Pam, the copy of the STRIATE NASSA is amazing – what camera are you using? Thank you for your wonderful blog.
My family & I have never seen a Sea Hare,another cool thing me & my family learned on your website.
We saw the sandbar at low tide Saturday on Blind Pass, it was freaking awesome, it’s always changing at Blind Pass. I love when all kids find shells, they are always so happy.
We went to Jerry’s Restaurant Saturday & amazed that there was not many people inside, maybe because we went after the lunch crowd, around 3 pm I think. We’ll have to start going everywhere after the lunch crowd.
I did get some great photos, even a few I never thought I’d have, always have your camera ready my friend says :-)
Wow! Sand bar is looking amazing!
OMG(oodness), I just got home from shelling at Blind Pass and discovered that I was a winner in your fabulous contest. Thank you so much. I know I will enjoy the hat and the adventure of shelling in the evening. Happy shelling to all.
Wow! I never win anything! I’m so excited! Thanks! We are at Song of the Sea until Sat. So funny, yesterday I saw a sea hare too! We must have some kind of connection! There was a school of manatees that were trapped by the low tide today. I hope they made it out! Hope to see you at Blind Pass tomorrow!
Wow – Mike really scored some great finds. Love those sand dollars…that is beginners luck!! Congrats to the winners.
Congrats to the winners! They each got an awesome gift!
Wow! The sand bar is so visible. I’d love to be there shelling at low tide. I hope to get back down there soon.
Do you know what the light does to sea turtles?
Congrats to the winners!!!
The low tide sand bar is fantastic! Wish we were there too!!
Have a wonderful day!!
Congrats to the winners! I know they are ALL thrilled! Great photos of wonderful finds! ♥
Ah! This explains a lot! I was quite confused when looking at some dates on the NOAA charts with a (-) next to them. Didn’t realize it’s possible to have negative low tides!
congrats to all the winners! But hey, don’t we all feel like winners with this incredible blog? I know I do… daily… I find such joy here reading posts and comments by fellow seafaring shelling sistahs and brothers! Can wait till one day we meet up on a shelling “safari” !!!
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