shelling olympic medals

The Olympics are so exciting this summer, I figured we’d honor them with an iLoveShelling Sand Dollar Gold Shelling Medal awards shellebration from the best shelling performances on Sanibel/Captiva this week. So without further ado… start the Olympic theme song, please! DaaDa Daaaaa, DaDaa Da Da Da.

The winner of the Gold Shelling Medal goes to…

McKenzie from Orlando! She found this gorgeous golden JUNONIA!!  She dug for the gold searching high and low to finally pull out the winning JUNONIA at Blind Pass Captiva on Monday’s evening low tide. Congratulations McKenzie!!! You deserve the Gold!

mckenzie junonia

Winning the Silver Shelling Medal is…

Thomas (and his mom Lori O.) from Virginia! They found this awesome huuugah HORSE CONCH on the Lighthouse beach at low tide. What a find!

Thomas horse conch

And The Bronze Shelling Medal goes to…

Donnie of Fort Myers!! He found a beautiful ALPHABET CONE … and just about the prettiest purple FLAT SCALLOP I’ve ever seen.

donnie alphie flat

 Congratulations to all of the Shelling Medalists! You all “worked” very hard for your well earned trophies. (FYI- I really don’t have “medals” for anyone. Those awesome shells are way better than any fake coin with a ribbon attached, right? LOL)

seashell olympics