An hour before sunset is my favorite time to shell on Sanibel in the summer time.
The temperature is cooler and the skies change by the second so it makes for a beautiful backdrop to the already colorful shells.
I went to Blind Pass Sanibel to find just a scattering of shells right at the water’s edge but not too many in the tidal lines on the beach.
Brian, Mathew and Kory from Indiana plopped right down in the water and found shells just by digging around. They were having a blast!
I also went to Gulfside City Park this week and found this SHARK EYE along with thousands of live baby SAND DOLLARS just like a found earlier this month in my post Sand Dimes By The Dozen.
It’s always so much fun to see what the tide washes in.
You just never know what you’re gonna find.
Since most of you know that I’ve been blogging for almost 6 years now, its time to update my blog. Technology is moving at the speed of lightning (not LIGHTNING WHELKS- they are kinda slow- heehee) so I am spending most of my time with my nose stuck in my computer figuring it all out instead of being on the beach every day. I know, cue the violins- haha. I just wish I could give you more info about the beaches and more videos but when this is all updated, I will get back to my regular schedule of sharing our world of shelling with more posts, cybershelling and fun videos.
I wouldn’t miss our iLoveShelling cruises though! JOIN US! For info on dates CLICK HERE
an hour before sunset is a lot of fun but then anytime is fine by me and i’ll be back pretty soon so save me some shells please so I can keep my quest of finding as many different shells as possible love your posts thank you r.g.stein
What gorgeous photographs Pam!
Sunset, seashells and Sanibel is a magic combination!
Love the translucent APPLE MUREX… glowing like a tiny window of stained glass :)
Pam, your timing captured the perfect amount of luminous sunlight !!
Hey shellers! Have you seen the commercial for Fort Myers and Sanibel running on TV? its been on a lot here in NY, you can find it on…
“YOU TUBE The Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel My Best Find”
Yes we see the commercial in NY. It makes waiting for the next trip to Sanibel even harder!!
Summer evenings are my favorite as well. Your pictures captured the beauty of it perfectly. The hot hot days of summer are the perfect time to tackle the blog! Hard to believe it’s been six years already…
Don’t you hate it when your all comfy in you technology bubble, and then some new fangled thing comes along and bursts it? He he. I guess it’s always for the best but it moves so fast it’s hard to keep up. Well don’t stay away too long, I love reading and looking at what’s happening in paradise. Our family will be there the 2nd week in August,(no iLoveshelling cruises then :-( ) and I can’t wait to get my shell vision back into focus, been warming up with the older cyber shelling videos. Love them! Cya soon!
P.S. Was going to tell you that your Sea Shell Shifter link is not working, but upon further investigation and visiting Susicks facebook page they are currently out of stock. Oh no!! Doesn’t Baileys carry them? Thanks
Yes, I’ve always seen them at Bailey’s. Also at Jerry’s Center – the store on the front upstairs. They usually are outside the door in a big box. Have a great trip.
Oh no! But yes and I think many more places on Sanibel like Sanibel surf shop, ace hardware and maybe whitneys bait n tackle.
I figured as much! Ace maybe the better option :-). We wear the small nets out scrapping them along the shells. Need to invest in the stronger solution. Thanks for the feedback guys.
Your site is wonderful first off!
So I have a question about cleaning oyster shells. I have been cleaning them for awhile now as I use them for some art pieces. This last batch I cleaned once I bleached them, I put them out in the sun to become even more white. This batch has seemed to turn more of a yellow…..and has a yellow spot in the center of some of them. Maybe I bleached them too long? Let me know your thoughts on this, would love to hear what you think. These are gulf of mexico oysters from New Orleans.
U may have used too much bleach and/or not rinsed them well before they went in the sun. Someone had said to me one time they used hydrogen peroxide to get that yellow out. Dunno though- I’ve never tried. Good luck!
We just got a new smart TV and thank goodness my husband installed it for me. The first thing I wanted to see on it was your videos on the youtube channel!!!! Soooooooooooo great!!!!!
Omigosh Donna R you are so sweet! Haha the big screen? You will probably spot shells that I missed. I’ll have to make some new vids with the big screen in mind lol – although that makes me
Camera shy just thinking of that- eeeek. Hahaha
I kept trying to put my hand into the screen to grab all the shells haha!!!
Hi, Pam! Thanks so much for creating this wonderful site! My husband and I are from California, currently living in Atlanta, and coming to Sanibel this weekend. I’ve been dying to go ever since I found your blog last year. This will be our second time ever to the Gulf of Mexico, which I find to be so exotic compared to my beloved Pacific. Hope to run into you on the beach!
Lucky you Audrey. You will love Sanibel!
Thanks, Susan! I’m so excited I can’t hardly stand it. I just got back from Target and they have NO shelling supplies! So I went to Ace and got a bucket, a cat litter scoop a lingerie bag (white) and a strap (black) to sew on it. If anyone sees such a person outfitted for shelling this weekend, it’s me! :D