some of the shells i found on captiva island florida

Shellelujah! The shells are back. This is just a sampling of shells I found yesterday afternoon at Blind Pass Captiva as we witnessed the power of Mother Nature as she built a massive shell pile at the jetty rocks.

blind pass captiva may 2014 change with shells

This is the photo I posted May 13 of this same area that was wiped clean of shells showing the devastation from erasion. As fast as she can take the beach and shells, she can bring it back. It’s fascinating to watch it happen!

blind pass captiva erosion may 2014


These are the days we wait for…

shells build up at captiva blind pass

With each wave, thousands of shells wash to the shore.

shells in the surf on captiva island florida

Although I have so many more photos to show but have no time to download them, I wanted to give you an update on the shelling conditions in Southwest Florida. As this was happening on Captiva and some of the beaches Sanibel yesterday, I’ve gotten word from Kaybe that similar conditions are happening to the north at Indian Rocks Beach… so if you are near a beach in SW Florida, you might try a little beach combing this weekend. You might find a treasure or two to add to your bag of memories.

If you aren’t near SW Florida, I’ve got some shelling for you too! Click on the next photo to enlarge it for a little CYBERSHELLING of your own. Enjoy!

lots of seashells on captiva island florida