On the exposed sand bars and tidal pools, we saw lots of live mollusks like this beautiful LIGHTNING WHELK off Middle Gulf Drive. The full moon brought such a low tide so we also saw lots of other beautiful shells but they all seemed to be occupied by tenants.
Then I saw Dana sitting in the middle of a tidal pool looking like a kid on Christmas day. She showed me a brilliant orange HORSE CONCH she just uncovered.
Then she dug out an ALPHABET CONE.
As I started to walk away, I heard her start laughing again… she dug up another ALPHABET CONE! She found herself a genuine honey hole!
My friend Eilene hit a seashell honey hole too!
She found an ALPHABET CONE then saw just a tiny bit showing of a HORSE CONCH in the sand and when she dug around it, she brought up a perfectly empty specimen.
Chris must have found the queen bee’s honey hole! Wow! He said he found this gorgeous HORSE CONCH in a tidal pool with only tiny bit of the shell exposed too.
Chris’s family Cameron, Chelsea, Jeni and Zoe got to share in the excitement of his great find as well as their full shell bags.
My fave shell we brought home is this FREAK FIGHTING CONCH. Look at the funny top- I love it! So sometimes it takes a little more “work” to take home the gold or taste the honey but like always, the treasure hunt itself is the fun because some times it makes you get a little creative.