This will be my last post from our wonderful week of relaxation at Sanibel!! :(
We get back on the Auto Train tomorrow headed back North. I must say, we feel like we did actually get to relax, we spent a lot of time on the beach, and that seems to really make a difference! The weather has been perfect!!
We got up yesterday and went out early as low tide was at ~11:00, the place where we dug yesterday was 'high and dry' completely out of the water so we decided to shell the tidal pools until the tide came back in some. We did pretty well....hubby got this super awesome Kings Crown! He always finds one between here and Sundial, but it's always alive!! This time it wasn't!! He wins the trip trophy with this one, it's HUGE and so gorgeous!....It will find itself at the shelling place of honor at our house, on top of our stereo where we see them everyday...next to my Scotch Bonnet, his Junonia and several other special shells!
After lunch we went back to 'the digging spot' and found a few things I got this really pretty true tulip....
All in all the shelling was pretty good this week! I got lots of minis which I will need for this year's project.....shhh it's a secret, can't tell you until after Christmas!!
We went back to Hungry Heron to have one last dinner with Lori, our favorite waitress...then back out to shell a little more....It was a beautiful sunset here last night, but I didn't have my camera on the beach with me....but take my word for it, it was gorgeous!
During the day we sat under the umbrella once again and took in the sights....I have started naming birds and people so Hubby knows who I am talking about...this is Larry the sandpiper....he likes to just relax on one leg!! He was with us every day!!
This snowy plover hasn't gotten a name, he's new on the scene!!
We ought to call these guys The Platters.... they hung around together and did everything in sync!!
And I named this guy Clyde, he and several others fished and fished and fished, Clyde however was the only one we saw catch anything....and what a beautiful Snook he caught....but he set him free, back into the Gulf...(I think there is a season for Snook)
Pam from iLoveShelling sent me an email yesterday and wanted to meet since we have blogged and emailed but never seemed to get together and meet face to face...so we emailed our plans and we finally got to see each other!! She came by and Hubby and I talked with her for a little while! What a sweetie she is...and I think we have so much in common!! We both truly love shelling, and all things Sanibel....and the blogging family we have acquired!!
I feel like I have met someone famous, Pam is lucky enough to call this paradise her home, and I hope one day Hubby and I will be able to do the same!! So cool!!
Here are today's finds... as I said...we went out for a short time around10:00 or so, and it quickly got really hot!! Hubby even took a dip in the Gulf!!
|Check out this BEAUTIFUL Alphabet Cone Hubby picked up!!|
|My favorite...A Horse conch|
|It's hard to tell in this pic, but the Murex is HUGE!|
|From L to R a Sanibel Turret, Horse Conch, and Lace Murex|
|Hubby found this beautiful Scallop too!|
I am going to post these pictures, and then join him on our last day in paradise for some final relaxation under the umbrella....and finish up by cooking out some steaks on the grill again!!
We hope to beat Emily up the coast, (we catch the train near Orlando tomorrow) and be safely nestled in our home before she hits....I think she will be going out to the Atlantic soon....(I hope!)