I thought the 2 week old huge shell pile at Blind Pass would be completely picked over by now. I was so wrong! The minute I walked on the beach, I saw Mike find this awesome SHARK’S EYE…
His mom Holly found some FLAT SCALLOPS!
This whole Illinois family was there to bask in the shell glory. From left to right is Suzanne, Matthew, Holly, Mike and Isaac…
I was so curious to look in their shell bags so I figured you would like it too…
We met another very happy sheller from Illinois and her name happens to be Suzanne too. It’s a small world on a shell pile.
Yep, I got a photo of her shell bag too! She found TURBANS, a NUTMEG and The Sanibel Six
Every aqua wave brought in another treasure.
I ran over to the Sanibel side of Blind Pass to see a family scouring the sand bar in search of goodies. They found a few FIGHTING CONCHS and bits and pieces of larger shells but the shore line is lined with KITTENS PAWS, AUGERS, CERITHS and more.
As you can see, the shelling is fabulous at Blind Pass for the weekend but I have a fun reminder. This might be the weekend that CBS Sunday Morning might air the segment by correspondent Bill Geist as he visited Sanibel for the 75th Sanibel Shell Fair and Show. So set your Tivos or DVRs to CBS from 9am to 10:30. You just might see Leroy or me or some of your other favorite shellers and of course Sanibel! I’m keeping my fingers crossed it’s on!
UPDATE: I just received an official email today… “We just heard that the shell story has been pushed back from its original March 18th air date. The CBS producer is hoping the segment will air in early April. She promises to give us a heads up once a date is confirmed …….”
Well darn. I’ll keep you posted as well when I hear something else.