Summer shelling in Southwest Florida is rocking this week! Lauren found a LION’S PAW at Little Hickory Beach in Bonita Springs. WOW! I met Lauren and her sister Jaime last year after they had a HORSE CONCH heyday that I showed you in my post Seashell Dreams Come True. Well, another dream has come true for her… she said ” After an 11 year search I finally found a Lion’s Paw yesterday!”.
Talk about a HORSE CONCH Heyday! Ann H found this aaaamazing HORSE CONCH at Bowman’s Beach. It is quite special to find one this big in that brilliant orange color. Wowee! I hope she sends a photo of it after she gets it cleaned up. If you need some advice on cleaning it up Ann, CLICK HERE.
Omigosh! Now I know why Holly is wearing that big beautiful smile… She found a big beautiful SHARK’S EYE at Blind Pass Sanibel! Happy Holly!
Her cutie sister Alyssa has that same shelling DNA… look at this perfect ALPHABET CONE she found! No wonder, they are both daughters of The Shellinator (always to be said with the Schwarzenegger voice LOL).
Not to be out-shelled by any of these girls, Devon found his own perfectly gorgeous ALPHABET CONE on the east end of Sanibel. I was told that all of these shells were collected either in the water or at the waters edge half buried in the sand. Congratshellations to Devon, Alyssa, Holly, Ann and Lauren for finding buried treasure!
I had to show you this last photo too from Maureen in Indian Rocks Beach, Florida. Talk about a sheller’s dream! Today she found an ALPHABET CONE, SCOTCH BONNET and…. a FULGURATOR OLIVE! Yep, I said today- all this morning 3 hours north of Sanibel on Indian Rocks Beach. Geez.
PS- I have now added 2014 tide charts if you like to plan your vacations around the tides for shelling and fishing. Check them out and print them out if you like…. CLICK HERE FOR TIDE CHARTS
Great shells found by all. ;-)
Wow….what a beautiful Lions Paw….soooo lucky to find that.
My girls love seeing themselves on the shelling news Pam….they are definitely spoiled…hardcore shellers and if it has a chip in it they don’t want it…lol.
They love Sanibel and your Blog.
Oooooooo, some really nice shells! Great lion’s paw!
I love your enthusiasm too. Sure makes it a pleasure to see what is being found.
Holy moly, what a shelling day! :-)
Wait, what??? I just talked to Maureen and you didn’t mention a scotch bonnet. You better hide it before I come down next!!! :)
And I’m totally jealous–those other shells are beautiful!!!
Maureen, I am close to Indian Rocks Beach….think I need to try shelling there. What beach did you find those on? I was at Honeymoon Island Monday and did not find much of anything. I so want to find a scotch bonnet!!!!
See you in 5 days!
Great photos! I love the little girl with the life jacket, and the Royal Canadian Mounted Policeman in the blue shirt!
Wonderful finds today! I’m like Lauren, I have ALWAYS wanted to find a whole lion’s paw. What a treasure! My sister Cathy and I can’t wait to come to Shellabaloo 3 in a few weeks. This has always been another dream of mine, and we can’t wait to meet you, Pam!
Yea! Another pair of sisters registered for Shellabaloo 3. See you in just over 3 weeks.
We can’t wait, and look forward to meeting you all! :) :)
I was at the second one and my Husband and I had a great time. Every one was so nice.
Wishing I was there. Sad sheller from The Great White North.
Thanks for providing the charts! :)
Bigs monster shells this week !!!
What a bunch of FAB finds. Thanks for the tide charts too sweetie!
What great finds at Blind Pass!! I have family from Illinois visiting next week and we plan to get in a lot of shelling. Hope they are able to get some of the best souvenirs Florida has to offer (plus they are free!)
Another great blog! Always informational and fun. I am still going over my shells collected on Sanibel in May! Actually found a small Scotch Bonnet that I did not know I had. Was looking in a shell book from the library and was not sure about it until I saw the one you posted today.
Thank you so much I am elated!
Great shelling by Devon !!!