When the winter winds start coming from the north, we (shellers, maybe not sun worshippers) welcome the chilly, high winds because we know that they will be bringing shells soon. That’s exactly what happened last night… wind gusts of 30 mph coming from the NW so I already found some goodies at Blind Pass Captiva this morning. I took a virtually shelling video to share the beach combing walk. I don’t know why I said winds of 12 mph… they were higher than that. AND I can’t believe how many good shells I missed! There was a WORMIE sitting right there and I didn’t even see it! And there was a LIGHTNING WHELK in the crevice of the rock that I didn’t see either! Dang! But I did find another one. I didn’t have my coffee yet so maybe that’s why I was a little spacey. Any hoo…. enjoy the cyber shelling…
PS- I still haven’t gotten a chance to photograph Clark’s monster shells yet so bear with me. It might even get pushed back a few more days too since this shelling weather has moved in- hopefully we will be a bit busy!
“Wish I was there” doesn’t even begin to describe what I feel! All the craziness would fade away completely sitting in that shell pile!
Thanks Pam! Just the sound of the wind and the waves and your voice brought my blood pressure down a few points! Sigh….
i have such a love/hate feeling for these videos!! i wanna be there….
Sheri Zipp, did you see all those pretty fighting conchs?! I don’t think I will see one now that I don’t think of you.
Awesome…wish we were there. Thank you for the great video!
We have at least a 1,000 acorns in our yard (or as my husband, John, just said in our driveway alone…crunch..crunch when we drive out). Want to trade…hee..hee
I wanna diggggg ! I dream in shells !!!
Oh that makes me want to be there so bad. We will be there on the 16th of June for a week. I LOVE SANIBEL ISLAND!
Beautiful…I’d be out there shelling in those winds too!
Look at all those goodies!
Thank you…thank you
I’m toying with the idea of driving down for the 3am tide. (Smack) Ok, I’m better now.
You are a brave sould Pam to endure the Florida cold for us. Awesome I say, awesome.
Thank you for letting us “shell” with you! :-)
I thought you meant Blind Pass on Manasota Key….couldn’t figure out where there were rocks on that beach! Then I read more clearly, and heard you say Captiva. Looks like there was some great shelling yesterday!
We see so many live Fighting Conchs on the beach, do you ever wonder if they roll up on the beach for a reason?? I do.
Also the olives~ do they live in between the high and low tide line?
Loved the biggie bigs Clark found!! We havent found really large ones for a few years!
Enjoy beautiful Florida~ I know it was chilly, but we are freezing here in Illinois!!
Love to you!!