These three awesome ALPHABET CONES were found by Shawn and Dawn (Jacksonville) along with so many other incredishell finds on our Sight Sea-R Cruise to Big Hickory Island this week. Shellzam!
Everybody had smiles on their faces like Stephanie, Sydney, Lyndey and Carley (Mississippi) as soon as the boat pulled up on the beach.
More smiling faces like Kristin, Kathy and Nathan from Fargo.
There were plenty of FARGO WORM SHELLS to take back to Fargo- heehee.
Ken and Abigail (from Dallas) were thrilled to see and learn about the live mollusks like this live LIGHTNING WHELK Abigail found in the water. We snapped this photo then Abigail gently put it back in the water where she found it.
Isabella, John and Carrie from Colorado found another live WHELK too! It is always so much fun to see these gorgeous living creatures for just a second to have such an appreciation for them and learn about them then to return them to their natural habitat.
Isabella has been a collector for years so she didn’t take all of the empty shells she found… but she did keep a few of her favorites. I do the same thing Isabella, it was so nice to hang out with you!
Its always so nice to gather together a bunch of shellers on these iLoveShelling trips because I get to meet so many nice families like Marsha, Paul, Raymond, Lauren, Gary, Robin and Betty from North Carolina.
They all found treasures they will forever remember.
So many beautiful families on our trip. So lovely to talk to Nathan, Chris, Matthew and Sarah (KY). Happy Birthday Nathan!
Look at their beach combing loot! Pretty good birthday, right?
Sarah not only went for the bigger shells, but also enjoys the minis. I always love to see the mini shells- it makes my heart happy. Sweetness.
The water was so crystal clear, snorkeling was a blast. Cassie and Jolie were like fish!
Local sheller Darla was so happy to find oodles of perfect white shells for shell crafting a frame. Have fun Darla- I love that too!
Orange you glad you went on this trip Lisa (TX)? Her whole bag was filled with orange shells! She found orange JINGLES, SLIPPERS, CALICO SCALLOPS, ROUGH SCALLOPS, BAY SCALLOPS, CONCHS, WORM SHELLS and more. Fun!
Mother daughter shellers Penny and Carolyn (also from Texas) were so much to talk to as well.
They found some fabulous shells with such striking patterns.
We saw so much wildlife on the boat ride to the island… MANATEES, DOLPHINS, STINGRAYS and we even passed by a kayaker telling in and catching a REDFISH. So cool!
It was a perfect boat ride to a perfect day on the beach with an awesome group of people.
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Thank you Pam for the amazing experience!!!! We had such a great time!! I recommend this to anyone else who loves to shell! Pam did such a great job🐙🐚
It was sooo much fun meeting you Isabella and hanging out with you and your family. Thank YOU for such a fun day!!!! Hope to see u again!
Great finds-esp.the alphabet cones. The minis are great too -they’re harder to find. Some shells don’t get very big and they’re just as nice as the big ones. Can’t wait until you list the cruises for next year Pam. Pat
Perfect shelling day! What a nice variety of shells for everyone.
How cute is that shell with the little pink tip in the first picture!
Your outings are scheduled right before and right after my vacation to Sanibel. Ding dang it!
My mom and I thoroughly enjoyed the shelling trip. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and enthusiasm for shelling and the beauty of Florida. I have recommended a visit to Sanibel to several of my friends and of course have encouraged them to check into taking one of your shelling cruises. Thank you again for a lovely day!
Thank YOU BOTH Penny! Hahah I got so tickled when I looked at what ur phone said when I saw my photo of u …. “eat cake for breakfast”. Lol yall r so much fun
You absolutely made Nathan’s 15th birthday. :) Thank you for sharing warm conversations about shelling and making us feel like family. A truly indrebile day!
Awww! The pleasure was mine! You have an awesome family and it truly was an incredible day. I hope to see yall again xo
Looks like it was a great day!
Thank you for the reminder to take in the beauty surrounding us on this most marvelous day. The shells were amazing, the people were friendly, the water was crystalline, the sky was clear, the wildlife was everywhere, and Pam was shellriffic! We the best memories.
Cassie, you and Jolie are so much fun- Thank you so much for being there!
Pam, what are those 2 shells in Isabella’s hands kind of in the center on top and bottom — Scotch Bonnets? Nutmegs? Looks like you all had a wonderful day!
Nutmegs! Quite a few people found nice ones that day. :)
well as usual pam and clark taking people out to special places where treasures are found and new shellers will start a never ending hobby in which we all find out why we love shelling because now its in your blood and you’ll never be the same because its worth every minute trust me thanks for sharing–r.g.stein