four alphabet cones

Hand A, hand B, hand C and hand D all have something in common. Can you “spot” the similarities? Yep, you guessed it! A,B,C and D all are displaying ALPHABET CONES found at Gulfside City Park! hahaha

alphabet cone spiny jewelbox

I found my ALPHABET CONE (Cone B in the first photo) by spotting a small portion of its spots peaking out of the sand in very shallow water. The morning tide was a crazy low yesterday at a -0.7′ (any negative is a good low tide) so much of the beach was exposed to explore areas we normally don’t get to see. I made a video of how I found this spotted beauty but before you look at it… take a look at the photo above again and check out the double SPINY JEWELBOX in the bottom left corner. I completely missed it because I was so excited to find the ALPHIE! Geez! Anyway, you’ll see it again in the video so without further ado…

I still can’t believe I missed the SJB but hey, that’s what makes shelling fun. There are enough shells for everybody because not one person can see everything. Just like the ALPHIE I found, I was amazed nobody else had found it yet. Cheri and “Hubby” found theirs (CONES D and A in the first photo) the same way…

cheri hubby shelling sanibel

Just after talking to Cheri and Hubby, Marilea from Seattle showed me her ALPHABET CONE (CONE C in the first photo) too then was tickled to show off more of her treasures but was a little too shy to have her photo taken so I took her hand again.

full of seashells

As I’ve been saying for the last few weeks, east of Gulfside City park has been the best spot on Sanibel to find shells but now it is shifting. But we found all of our ALPHIES  and goodies walking west of Gulfside City Park. See, Mother Nature is tricky! Every day is different so we have to keep exploring. Do you want to shell on a low tide too? Check out the link to the TIDE CHARTS. Click on the image…

Sanibel florida TIDES