We started our day with golden sunshine, blue skies, turquoise water and a beautiful boat ride to the island of Cayo Costa to hunt for seashells. We stepped off the Captiva Cruises boat to find the beach looking like this…
By the end of the trip, I was happy to see there were so many beautiful treasures.
I got to finally meet Marianne, Jan and Brian from the Netherlands! Long story short… but I was thrilled to see they are happy and healthy with such an incredishell shelling eye- Way to go Brian! (Thank you so much for the awesome goodies!)
Cutie Shellootie alert!
When we first got to the beach, it looked like a million little white CLAM shells and nothing else…. but then…. Oh Oh Oh! BABY’S EARS!
I love shelling alongside eagle eye guys like Bob when I happen to say “somebody just found a BABYS EAR- start looking for them!”. He’s like Super Sheller Clark when I want him to start looking for a particular shell… Boom Shellalaka! He found not just one but two.
Yall should look for these gals on the beach whenever you have any questions ;). They knew all the really cool unusual types of shells out there.
Yay! So good to see yall!
Another BABYS EAR! But eeek… Im so bad on names- please forgive me yall. Thank you for giving me another article on COWRIES, another Miss Cutie Shellootie. (She gave me a COWRIE she found in Hawaii but I couldnt remember the name of it… it’s a SERPENT HEAD COWRIE.)
Be still my heart… I knew this was gonna be a fun cruise when I met these shellers. I meant to ask about her shelling bag… that design is so darn cute.
Talking about hearts… I think she made the whole trip filled with warm heart-filled joy by talking about all the fun shelloot she’d found on the beaches before the cruise. Then she found a gorgeous scallop actually shaped like a heart. It wasn’t broken… it truly had grown with a dip down in the middle so it looked just like a heart. Sharing the shellove.
Then I met this awesome family…
We got to talking on the way back .. then Tyler shows me an OLIVE. “Do you think this is a GOLDEN OLIVE?” he asked.
Shellzam! Heck yea thats a GOLDEN OLIVE and it’s perfect and buttery rich. Wow- Congrats!
PS- Awesome shelling at Blind Pass this weekend- photos and story coming up soon. ;)