We scheduled a boat trip to Cayo Costa with Capt. Brian for Saturday afternoon from 4:30-8:30. I had been following Capt. Brian on his blog for a long time. A couple of my blogging buddies had gone out with him and highly recommended him so I thought I would too! My Dad, Jess, Brad and I had a great time, Capt. Brian knew where the shells were and took us to the tip of the island...he even managed to ward off the oncoming thunderstorm so we could take advantage of all the time before the sunset on the island. Just before the sunset, the waters calmed down and allowed us to do my favorite type of shelling, just like in tidal pools, the water was so clear and calm and you could just slowly walk along in knee deep water and see the bottom and gather your treasures!
|Here's a closeup of my shell bag on the trip back in|
|Check out that Lightning Whelk Brad found!|
|Jess found this tiny perfect Angel Wing|
|...and 3 babies ears!|
|....and as usual, just before we left she found this small alphabet cone! Brad said last night that every time Jess has gone shelling this trip, she has found at least 1 alphabet cone....how about that for a record?!!|
|I found a tiny false Angel Wing|
|Daddy couldn't believe the size of these Olives...they were huge!|
Brian snapped many pictures, and I believe he got a hint of a green flash in his photos!! What a beautiful sunset it was!!
...and we did get to see a mom and baby dolphin...Capt. Brian stopped the boat for some photos, and you could hear the air they took in as they slowly swam away...I managed to get one pretty good pic, though not very close!
It was a beautiful end to another perfect day in Florida! Thanks Capt. Brian!