Florida shell finds

We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day on Big Hickory Island today on Sight Sea-r Cruises to enjoy the calm clear water and collect a few shells.

Beach combing Florida

Local girls Diane and Kristin from Naples found some shells and a SAND DOLLAR within a few minutes of hitting the beach.

Diane and Kristin from Naples find sand dollars on shelling trip

Matthew and Judi shelled the water’s edge to find a few keepers. I wish I had gotten a better picture of them… they were on the Sight Sea-R “Maiden Voyage” last year and I recognized them right away. So good to see again!

Shells with Matthew and Judi

Cathy from Illinois was a joy to be around…

Cathy iL with sunray venus shellsCathy iL with sunray venus shells

And she was thrilled to have found a few SUNRAY VENUS, ROSE PETAL TELLINS, OLIVES, WORMIES and a sweet HORSE CONCH.
Sea shells from shelling trip

It was such a pleasure to meet Sara and Brigget (TN) and talk a bit while Brigget showed me her awesome ALPHABET CONE she found in the water.

Sara and Brigget TN found alphabet cone shell

Their friend Judi kept us in stitches as she propped her “Flo The Photo Bomber” on her shoulder as soon as the camera came out. Too funny!

Judi TN Flo Photo bomber

Nisse, Lynne, Scott and Brett were extremely happy to have found 4 ALPHABET CONES!

nisse, Lynne, Scott and Brett

Brett found 3 out of the 4 ALPHIES and a FLORIDA CONE as well! This is just some of the their favorites.

shells found in sw florida

The Texas cousins are baaaaack. They were on that “Maiden Voyage” too and this time decked out in bright fun colors. So good to see you again too Peggy, Pam, Debby and Pat!

Peggy, Pam, Debby and Pat Texas shellers

And so happy y’all found some fabulous shells again too. Look at those ROSE PETAL TELLINS and GAUDY NATICAS!

Rose petal tellin and gaudy antic on iLoveShelling Cruise

Anne and Debbie found some great loot too.

Anne and Debbie find shells SW Floridav

Look at these beautiful shells! Spectacsheller.

seashells found on shelling trip

One my favorite things to see… happy families  enjoying the beach together. Gus, Summer, Noah, Kerri, Faith and Correy (from Palm Harbor) are shell crazy but Kerri was thrilled to have found her first 3 SEA PEARLS. Congrats!

Gus, Summer, Noah, Kerri, Faith and Correy Palm Harbor shells_1

Gary and Debi (from my old stomping grounds in Va Beach) found SAND DOLLARS too and it was so muc fun to hang out and talk about my old “hood”.

Gary and Debi from Va Beach visit Florida for shells

I loved our entire time hanging out with such a fun group of shellers like Ann from MO… and such a stunning and stylish group too.

Ann from MO finds shells in Florida

As with every iLoveShelling cruise, each passenger received a $25 gift certificate to Sealife By Congress at Congress Jewelers on Sanibel. They are so generous!

Congress Jewelers gift cetificateSince lots of you couldn’t be with us today on this fabshellous beach, here’s a CYBERSHELLING photo with at least one little gem.
cybershelling nutmeg

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pam rambo shelling trips


PS- I still have lots of photos and info to share with you from our shelling trip to Okinawa Japan- so stay tuned.