Friday, November 16, 2012

The final party...

 A memory is what is left when something happens and does not completely unhappen.  ~Edward de Bono

 We got up before sunrise this morning for our final shelling day, and it was much cooler and cloudy, so I wasn't able to take a picture to share with you of the sunrise.  The shelling was great again today as you can see from the pictures below! We managed to collect 2 'boards' worth of shells this morning and a total of 6 more alphabet cones!! This is obviously alphabet cone territory this trip!! We also found this huge horse conch buried in the tidal pool! We decided he was too big, and needed so much work that we would leave it on the shore for someone to appreciate!
Horse conch front view, almost invisible against the sand
The inside view, it still has beautiful color!
Hubby got 4 alphabet cones!!
...I got 2!
He also got 2 beautiful king's crowns!
Today's finds part A
Part B
Board 2!
Pear Whelks and a paper fig
Both sides of a spiny jewelbox* and sharks eyes (Moon snails)
Baby horse conchs....I think the horse conch is my favorite!!
Banded and true tulips and a nutmeg
This is 3 days shelling worth....not bad huh?!!

Remember I told you about meeting up with Pam Rambo from I Love Shelling She posted the video and pics of our alphabet cones from yesterday, just click the blue link above and it will take you to the site! Notice also that the *spiny jewelbox above was the one Pam was talking about on her site!! It's funny how that all turned out!!

We head back home to VA tomorrow, and much cooler weather, I love Sanibel and I am always so sad to leave! Lily seems to like it here, so we plan to bring her back as often as we can! I hope you have enjoyed sharing our trip!!

Hopefully I'll post more often, my normal life is not nearly as exciting as these trips, but I'll try to post more often!




  1. I am in awe of your shells. I so want to go shelling with you one day - you find the best ones.

  2. What a beautiful load of shells you are taking home! Nice finds!
    I would love to see more posts from you! You have been missed :)

  3. Cheri~ talk about a treasure trove! huge congrats and a bit jealous... or envious... wow.. not only is that amazing but so appreciate all the work you did in preparing them for photos and sharing with us... praying so much about getting over to Sanibel and Captiva from my side of FL. Bucket listed for sure.. only 3 1/2 hrs drive, but like eternity without a car! one of these days! in the meantime, love following all of you wonderful shell ladies who bring the shore to u s! So happy for you having a sweet vacation and also getting time with Pam!
    Cathy B*****y pbprojecthope at yahoo dot com

  4. I have enjoyed your posts so much. I cannot believe all the gorgeous shells you have found. I want that huge horse conch. That is my dream shell. You can have the junonias. Lol. I want that horsey!! Thank you so much for sharing! Oh yeah - don't you just love Pam!

  5. What a wonderful time you and hubby and lily have had!
    You guys did great finding shells this trip. Ive not found a king crown before or a large horse like in your picture. Id love to find a big day!

    Maybe in January I will have some of the same luck you had...especially the cones..heeheehee. my mission is gonna be wentletraps though. Pam is gonna help me perfect my technique for finding those little buggers and my hubby is after sand dollars! He has never found a whole unbroken sand dollar Capt Brian and I are gonna take him out and set the scene for him to find his sand dollar himself!

    Thanx so much for the trip reports and pictures. In 46 days it will be my turn for trip reports!

  6. Cheri! I can't believe you found that jewelbox! LOL I couldnt believe it when I was looking at my photos and video of the alphabet cone half buried... then saw that beautiful double JB..... then saw it on your blog LOL our lives definitely collided a few times, didnt they. It was so nice to run into you and see your great finds... oooh and that huge horsie. you made someone else very happy! PS- looks a little funny with my tennis outfit on shelling on the beach- oh well! I take any beach time I can get!
    Oh and Traci, I got your back on those WTs!