We got out by sun-up again this morning and it was such a beautiful day!! It was another very low tide, which gave us lots of opportunities to shell the beach, sandbar and tidal pools! Hubby and I started out along the shoreline and ended up sifting through groups of pen shells in the tidal pools....what treasures they had....even live red (?) shrimp!! I didn't think about the fact that I had the waterproof camera in my pocket so I could have gotten some really neat pics!! I got so involved that I missed the sunrise!! :) You can tell we were having fun!!
...Sorry I digressed! While we were going through the shells, I mentioned that we had not found an alphabet cone in a long time. Less than 5 minutes later, I turned around and laying right there at the bottom of the tidal pool was a beautiful Alphabet cone...and it was a biggie!! A few minutes later, hubby got one!! I tried then to mention lots of other hard to find shells, Junonia, Lions Paw, Scotch Bonnet....but it didn't work, they didn't turn up!!
|This is a hermit crab in a banded tulip, he just sat there following me with his eyes in the bottom of the tidal pool....and he kept waving at me!!|
|Hubby's Alphabet Cone|
|My Alphabet cones|
|Today's shells part 1|
|Today's shells part 2|
|I found this Awesome Pear Whelk among those penshells!!|
|Apple Murex and Scallops|
|Lightning Whelks, Nutmegs, banded tulips and a pretty orange true tulip|
|Pam posing shells in the lady's hand for a photo opportunity!|
|How about this for a first I have a picture of Pam Rambo on MY Blog!! It's like running into a celebrity!! She is to us!! :)|
After shelling, we came in and had some breakfast in the condo and Cabana boy Hubby setup the chairs and umbrella on the beach for the afternoon. While we were there, we got to witness several dolphin feeding up against the shore....it was very impressive, and I couldn't catch it on video or still, as it was also so sparatic, let me tell you it was fun to watch!!
|This was the best I could do with the dolphin pic....it was just too fast!!|
We went to dinner at Gramma Dots, I had the fried Grouper and hubby had the popcorn shrimp caesar salad and of course we shared a piece of there absolutely wonderful key lime pie!!
We came back in time to see another glorious sunset!
Only one more morning left of sunrise shelling :( I anticipate we will be spending a lot of time at the beach so I will have at least one more entry before we head back home!! Enjoy!!