The sun was shining, the sky blue, the Gulf Of Mexico calm and turquoise…. and the temperature was nice and cool without any humidity. The perfect day for our iLoveShelling Adventure to Cayo Costa with Captiva Cruises!
I can’t even tell you how much fun it was to see so many happy shellers show up for our shelltastic adventure. Our group was so big we had to take 2 photos to get all these smiling faces in the picture. What an awesome boat!
Now I’ve added to the giveaway merchandise for all of my iLoveShelling cruises to show you how grateful I am to get to meet so many amazing people. I’ve got iLoveShelling.com wrist bands now to add to the bumper stickers, shell lucky bucket shells and the generous $25 gift certificate to Sealife By Congress Jewelers . Shellzam!
Check out our fabshellous day with our shelltastic shelling tour around the islands. Enjoy the video!
It always brings tears of joy to my eyes seeing the beauty emitting from everyone’s face with a little beach therapy…thank you for all you do Pam! Hopefully, I can make trip down soon….need some myself! ;)
You all got such wonderful shells! I need to get on the boat and go with you, maybe I’ll do better than on my own! Thanks for the video and pictures! They always make me happy!
Great video! I loved out cruise a couple of years ago and want to go again!! I found my 1st baby ear & 4 urchins there!
I love the bands!!!!! Are they available for us to buy!!!
What a wonderful turn out you had! That’s exciting. Love the bracelets…are they for purchase, by any chance? I would love to have one! HAPPY SHELLING! Did the weather from the gulf disturbance bring in lots of goodies? 🌺🐚🐚🐚🐚🐚🐚🐚🐬
Did someone find that interesting bracelet…not yours…an old one?great video…I had to keep pausing to get a detailed look. Thanks as always.
I can’t believe I am on the island this week and I missed your cruise! I have been so sad since I found out but I’m glad y’all had a great time and got some great shells. I understand from Captiva via Crucis that there is not another I love shelling cruise while we are on the island so maybe will just have to take one on our own with them. Hoping will be able to purchase your bracelets while were on their cruise. I’ve been looking for you every night on the beach to no avail maybe I’ll be able to finally meet you in the next few days that I’m here. Thanks so much for all your sharing!
We had so much fun and it was a perfect beautiful day! I’m so happy that my husband and I got to celebrate our 16th wedding anniversary doing what we love. And I finally got to meet Pam.
This was an awesome excursion!!! Thanks Pam and Clark,
Bruce and Mary
Thank you, Pam, for another “trip”. Love going with you thru these videos. Only one problem…..we are not there to find the shells ourselves! ;)
THANK YOU for ALL that you do to keep us connected to our favorite area.
Just want to congratulate you on 7 years writing your blog!
Can’t begin to tell you how special you are to all of us! 🐚
My dear Kathy, you are so thoughtful to remember my blog anniversary…. because Omigosh I forgot- yikes!! 7 years. Wow. Seems like more than that since I I’ve met you and so many other shell seeking souls – y’all have changed my life. It’s been an amazing 7 years and I’m sure it will be amazing for the next 7 years. I will still be blogging but after 1230 posts, I’ll prob not post as much in the coming years. I’ll figure something out because I miss the educational posts- they are my faves. But I’m doing a little catching up on life outside the blog so it’s good for a little short change. Thank you, my friend, for writing. Xoxo pam
You are most welcome. Life is meant to enjoy and live to it’s fullest. Glad you are doing that! You have definitely touched all of our lives and wanted you to know that! 😀
Just returned from our Sanibel vacation. We had such a fun time on our “I Love Shelling” cruise. What a beautiful day we had for shelling. It was a pleasure to meet you Pam and to learn more about shells from you. Hopefully we will be able to join you again soon.
Pam, I’ve been waiting for your next post. I expected that tropical force or gale force winds hit Sanibel in connection with Hurricane Matthew, and expect the shelling has been fabshellous, as you might say. However,I suspect that your reticence about posting any of this is out of sensitivity for those on the east coast of Florida and neighboring States who have suffered severely or catastrophically due to the effects of Hurricane Matthew. I commend you for your silence, and hope for better days as soon as possible.
Hi Jeff, we didn’t have any problems on the west coast of Florida as you know…. but I have family in Va Beach (who were fine) but there were problems for friends- it was crazy! Thank you so much for writing as we all feel badly for anybody with damage from any storm or hurricane. Ive had to take a short break from posting …. and you noticed! :) I will be posting soon again after that short break and then a little vacation. I sincerely thank you for writing- its kinda nice to be missed (blush blush).
you two never cease to amaze me with your generosity and just the way you share with so many friends and complete strangers that are strangers no more.i loved my trip with you last year and hope to go to cayo costa this January I just miss seeing your beautiful smile and wealth of knowledge that yoy share with everyone hope to see you soon luv r.g. stein
r.g. stein! I was just talking about you TODAY! I was saying that I missed seeing your comments and hoping you were doing well. I loved meeting you too and I use that shell belt all the time that you gave me. Thank you for writing and glad to “see” you. pam :)
I haven’t been commenting bhecause I just keep seeing all the other people and how you have influenced so many about the love of shelling,the love of the beach and the reasons that keep people coming back to enjoy the gulf life and everything it gives to us to enjoy and to collect as memories of the good life in florida just paradise !! I hope to be there soon and walk the beach in the sun and smell the fresh air that goes with it miss you both luv r.g.
Congrats on your 7th anniversary. I must have met you just after you started the blog. Where can I get one of those bracelets? It is a way to identify folks who have commented on your blogs. Nice to know who the kindred souls are.
We will be in Sanibel Dec 10 to the 15 of December, 2017.
The highlight of our vacation is shelling with you.
We want to book our 5th and 6th shelling cruise with you . both for Cayo and Hickory …
Hope the schedule for December will include at least one of the dates.
Thank you in advance.
Allana & Teri California
On vacation Dec,10 to the 15, 2017.
Looking forward to our 5th and 6th shelling cruise with you to Cayo and/or Hickory.
The schedule is not out for that month yet —- my fingers are crossed.
The shelling cruise is the highlight of our vacation.
Thank you Allana