Clark with horse conch bp

Happiness! Super Sheller Clark was like a giddy kid when he found this big HORSE CONCH on a low tide sand bar last night at Blind Pass Sanibel. He heard that HORSE CONCH calling his name.

clark listening to ocean

I would NOT suggest shelling when the rip currents are strong and the water is rough but Clark waited until the tide got low enough last night and knows how to read and maneuver our local waters….

clark shelling water sanibel bring this baby to shore.

horse conch clark bp

I’ll clean this gem up like I did in this tutorial… CLICK HERE.

clark conch bps

As Clark was in the water, I on the other hand, decided to stay safely close to the shore line to watch the shells roll in with the current and found a few shells lodged in the jetty rocks on the Captiva side…

whelk caught in rocks

The high north west winds (20-30mph) and cold weather (50s… I know, might not be cold to everybody!) hadn’t brought in huge piles of shells (only small piles as of last night) but the rushing current waters were bringing in nice shells like this…

shells at hand

I was actually “catching” them in the current as the tide was going out from Pine Island Sound through the pass (channel) into the Gulf Of Mexico at a pretty fast pace. Now you’ll be able to see why every day and every hour the shelling changes. The water, sand and shells roll in… then the water, sand and shells roll out to expose a different view every second. Enjoy the video!

Oh and PS! As of today 3-27-13, There was one room cancelation for the Shellabaloo so you have a chance to join us May 6 through 9! For more info CLICK HERE  

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