live orange horse conch

 After almost 2 days of high north/west winds, I bundled up in my warmest clothes then hit the 45 degree beach this morning. I know some of you are experiencing much lower temps than that ….. but geeez….the wind chill was killer. My finger tips almost froze off! This poor guy was not too happy either rolling in the surf but he was still healthy and kicking.

live horse conch

 I was a little surprised but there was only a few left over shells at the jetty rocks on Captiva…

jetty rocks captiva florida blind pass

One side of the sand bar in the pass had a few COCKLES and CALICO SCALLOPS…

Captiva Blind Pass cockle sunrise

The other side had no shells but still had a beautiful view…

sand bar sunrise captiva

 Then I went home. Late this afternoon, I couldn’t stand it. I went back to Blind Pass to scout out the beach again thinking the shells were finally coming in.

seasheller sun glow

Not yet still! But I did find Susan from Fort Walton Beach, FL. She found a few treasures including this double ALTERNATE TELLIN…

Susan Captiva seashell

 There were a few LETTERED OLIVES, FIGHTING CONCHS and COCKLES to brighten the day. I also saw lots of HORSE CONCH EGG CASES…

horse conch egg case

Tomorrow, the mercury will start to rise. Oh thank goodness. And maybe we’ll see some shell piles too!

sunset sanibel blind pass turner beach