It’s not easy to find a CABRIT’S MUREX on the beaches of Sanibel.. much less with some of the spines still in tact. So I was over the moon when Clark found this one near Bowman’s Beach. (Okay, hopefully not the Cabrits of our lives but I couldn’t resist the silly title play on words)
Joanne (NJ) was shelling in the same spot with me when Clark showed us this great find. So guess what she found the very next day? You guessed it! Her own CABRITS MUREX!!
They look to be just about the same size and color (Clark’s looks whiter but when it’s wet it looks just like her’s with a pinkish color) but hers has a few more spines still in tact. Crazy, huh?
Look at the other cool shells she found… a piece of LIONS PAW, 2 FLATS and a pink tinted ALTERNATE TELLIN with both sides still attached.
Then I ran into Joan (Indiana) who found a beautiful SCOTCH BONNET on her birthday!!!!
Look at that bright yellow SCALLOP too. Happy birthday, Joan!
The low tide mornings over the weekend brought in these unusual shells along with lots of the goodies.
Lizbeth found a handful of orangies. Look at that fabulous solid brilliant orange CHESTNUT TURBAN. It doesn’t look chestnut to me, you know?
I also found a wonderful treasure… Shelling Sistah Connie Knight in her i Love Shelling shirt!!!
And then Shelling Sistah Mary Ann Ross too! I was in hog heaven all weekend.
Here’s Benny from Miami finding those bright orange SCALLOPS too…
The weekend started off with gobs of rain and wind then finished with gorgeous skies. We shelled right through all of it and ended up with a treasure trove. You gotta roll with the tides, baby.
I soooooooooo want to be baaaaccckkk!! LOL No really, I do…
Wow I wasnt going to say anything about my cabrit I found last week in Naples during the last storm now if I can just find it among my collection of finds:-) oh where oh where is it hmmmmm not perfect but I was tickled Congrads to all!
I thought I knew them all – but not a cabrit’s. Thanks for sharing! I’m beginning to think Oct and Nov are the best months for shelling. Your October finds overwhelmed me even more than the stock market!! As the north winds begin to blow in Iowa, your blog is such a welcome relief. Can’t wait to return to the island for Christmas and New Year’s celebrations.
The cabrits are so pretty and its such a bonus to have the spines intact.
Joanne, yours is lovely!!
And no, that chestnut is not chestnut at all!!! Maybe if my hand was less pink it’d be less orange. ;)
Miss you guys!!!
Supersheller does it again!
I’m salivating over the orangies…especially that turban! YOW! Lovely!
Joanne’s murex is perfect!
Of course I’m jealous of Joan’s yellow scallop & SB as well
Looks like a great time to be in Sanibel!!!
Every post you do makes me feel good. Love the finds and all the photos. Absolutely delightful! Thanks Pam.
Thank you for all the posts the gives me the feel of being on Sanible. Just have to get threw winter and spring and a the drive from Disney before my feet are in the ocean again, shells are all around and the sunsets are to die for.
That Cabrits Murex is such a cute shell! The yellow scallop a few pics down is perfectly beautiful as well! Leave it to super sheller Clark to find the first one! heehee! He’s so lucky :D
We have been following your blog since we visited Captiva last year! Now we are here again. Just wondering you best recommendations for spots to shell and do you use a scoop or find them on the sand, in the water, on the edge or your most frequent spot? Hopefully we will run into you somewhere. Your blog is very entertaining and we would love to meet you!
WOW!! I hope it stays good like this! Hubby and I will be there Saturday….save something special for us…Okay??
The cabrits murexes are beautiful!!
OH PAM……..YOUR CABRIX TOOK MY BREATH AWAY. TWO YEARS AGO MY SISTER JUDITH FOUND ONE. I PUT IT IN THE BRA OF MY BATHING SUIT (WHERE WE ALWAYS PUT OR FINEST TREASURES :o) FOR SAFE KEEPING AND WHEN WE GOT TO THE CAR IT WAS GONE. IM STILL BEATING MYSELF UP OVER THAT LOSS……………..BUT WE ARE HAPPY FOR YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
THE ORANGE SHELLS ARE MY FAVORITES AND MADE ME WEEP. I NEED TO BE THERE NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ENJOY YOUR DAY LSSST
P.S. THE JUNBONIA DOG WAS ADORABLE AND SOOOOOOOO CLEVER.