I love to give my favorite things pet names. I have silly names for my kitties (Dust Ball and Blackie), hundreds of silly names for Clark (I’ll stick with “Super Sheller” for my blog- ha) and we even have a pet name for Blind Pass which is Blind Pat’s (click HERE for the story).
After all day of rain and 18 mph north west winds yesterday, I asked Clark if he wanted to head to Blind Pat’s. Of course! We didn’t find much on the Sanibel side so we walked over the bridge to find more shells…. and an awesome family. When I asked their names they all laughed. They were cracking up! Did I miss something? Then they told me (through their laughter) when they take a beach vacation, they always give each other beach pet names. So cute! I love that! Let me introduce you to Beachy, Tide, Cocoa and Aqua….
Beachy (aka-Maria) found that huge WORM SHELL along with lots of other goodies. Tide (aka-Dan) had a whole bag filled with treasures and is holding up a TULIP. Cocoa (aka-Debby) is holding up a FIGHTING CONCH and a MUREX and Aqua (aka-Maddy) found a SCOTCH BONNET (!) at the same spot on Wednesday and is holding up a TULIP and WHELK. Aqua also found this candy corn (my pet name for the HORSE CONCH).
I stopped by Blind Pat’s again today but didn’t see much yet in the way of new shells and I didn’t see Tide’s family either. BTW- don’t you think they ought to add “Tide” to the baby name book? This could be the new trend!
PS- I might have to borrow that beach name “Aqua” for my next vacation!
Love that! I have cheesy names for my special spots too! I have “the mini-mart”, “auger alley”, and even an “olive garden”!!! Just to name a few.
oooh, I see a new beach tradition coming for Jean (Junonia Jean), Linda (Limpet Linda) and Anna (Angel Wing Anna)… How fun!!@!
another great story!
We do the same thing, we name the folks around us, even some of the birds….that way you can talk about them, even if they hear you they don’t know you’re talking about them!! (I know, we’re bad) We had bunches of names this year, because we spent much more time on the beach looking at everybody and everything!! What fun!! I’ve called ‘Hubby’ Junonia Jim since he found his Junonia…! One more thing we have in common Pam!! ; )
You know, I kind of like ‘Tide’ as a boy’s name. It sure beats the new one I heard recently, “Slyder Duran” I guess he’ll be called ‘Sly’? As in Sylvester Stallone? Apparently his daddy is a big baseball fan. hmmm…
I like the idea of beach names. That is fun!
I want my beach name to be “She just found a Junonia!” Cute story.
Sure, why not? I’ve known a Stormy, Misty and Shady!
And those were real names!
Well, you do have Murex Ken, so why not have some fun nicknames?
How funny! I was preparing for a trip to Sanibel in Feb 2011 with my mom and sister who have been known to take their sweet time about getting somewhere. I mentioned to my husband that it was similar to “herding snails”. He picked the most appropriate names for each and now we call my mom Tulip, and my sister is Olive. Somehow, I got to be Mrs. SharkEye. We will be down again in Oct. Would love to meet you at Blind Pass!
I love it! I must have just missed you because we met the family in the picture and talked to them for awhile!! Do you want me to email you my big find since last Tues? I am dying with happiness because I found the biggest tulip shell I’ve ever found along the causeway right near a tree laying on the shore. Talk about luck.. I think it’s a black banded tulip almost as big as a dollar bill! Some of the color is worn but maybe I can maybe try muriatic acid.. I’m so excited! I also found a great Lightning Whelk by digging at Lighthouse Beach. I also found just a piece of a junonia at Blind Pass. I am already sad that I only have a couple days left.. You are lucky to live here! I just love your blog and I check it everyday! Sherri from MN