Blind Pass Captiva is like a revolving shell door these days. One day the beach is loaded with an overwhelming pile of shells like this…
In less than 24 hours the day before, I took a photo of the beach in this same location. Barely any shells. The power of Mother Nature is mind boggling.
Earlier this week at Gulfside City Park on Sanibel, I met Angie and Nick from Fort Lauderdale who were both thrilled about being lucky enough to find gorgeous empty HORSE CONCHS early in the morning at the lowest tide. Shellzam!
Donna and Judy from North Carolina were loving picking through the wrack lines to find some fun beach bling. They both showed me their fave finds… sponges that look like red trees they found in the high tide line.
We’ve had some colder than usual weather but it’s always worth getting out on the beach to meet shellers like Wendy from Kansas. She brightened my day!
Teresa (“the headband lady” heehee) and Cory from Iowa found those same cool sponge pieces that Donna and Judy found plus some purple SEA WHIPS and PAPER FIGS.
Teresa (TN) was happy to find a nice empty HORSE CONCH but better than finding any of her shells, she was happiest that she found her in-laws’ car keys that she lost about a mile down the beach. haha Thank goodness she found those keys- good eyes!
So here is her awesome empty “teenage” HORSE CONCH (maybe we should call this size a colt).
And I found Teresa’s twin “colt”!
I took a photo of this worn COCONUT on the beach with the three holes because they always looks like a little faces to me when they get worn like this. They just make me laugh. So it was so cute that while talking with Teresa and Cory, we found that we all love the same kind of beach bling. Teresa had mentioned seeing a really cool worn COCONUT with a face…. so I had to show her that I had taken a photo of the same one since it was so cute. Its not a great snapshot but its so much fun to find people other people who get so much pleasure out of the simple finds. i Love Shellers.
We had an awesome day on our iLoveShelling cruise to Cayo Costa this week as well. I can’t wait to show you all the cool stuff we found on our shelling adventure on my next post. I also have a few new dates added to the cruise schedule… to check it out or to book your shelling trip CLICK HERE
Oh no, I am leaving on June 8. :-( So no shelling trip with Pam for me in May/June! So sad!
I am still in awe for all the horse conchs these days. Would love to find one, too.
Those are such fabulous photos and fabulous finds. So jealous while I’m here in 1 degree weather in ND! I am needing the beach so badly right now!
Shelling bonanza indeed! I bet there’s some great really small stuff too! Thanks for the pics Pam. :)
The deep orange inside Angie and Teresa’s horse conchs are really beautiful. It looks like Gulfside City Park is the place to be for large conchs these days. I will be on Sanibel next weekend so I hope the great shelling continues. Of course it’s all up to Mother nature. :) Looking forward to the Big Hickory trip on the 24th!!
Oh My Goodness!!! Where is this at? I NEED to go there lol!!!
Pam, Great shelling! Your posts are so enthusiastic and upbeat…always a day brightener! At least this
miserable weather has a bright side!
Great pictures as always. Were those your shells in the first picture and did you keep any of them? By the way the second picture does not enlarge when you click on it. Wish I was there. Pat
Hey, Pam, I another great post by you! I love your blog and the pictures you upload are fantastic. My family and I will be spending our summers at the Sabbia Beach over in Pompano Beach. I know that Sanibel island is a bit far from where we are going to reside but I have heard from many people that it is a wonderful place indeed and your pics seem to prove just that. My daughters would love it there as well! Hope you had a happy Valentines, have a nice week! Love, Jess