We finished this year with a very pleasant day on the beach....I would never complain of it being too cool at 63 degrees in January!! It was a very nice way to end the year! We didn't have great luck shelling, but are grateful to be able to be here and grab a little bit of year end beach therapy in the process. We were greeted early by a dolphin, I didn't get the camera soon enough to catch a shot with him right up at the shore.....he was just having an early breakfast!
This guy was having a leisurely breakfast also!
|Don't you just feel warmer with this pretty sunrise??|
|Our finds for the day!|
|Hubby found a beautiful true tulip and banded tulip|
|I found a double spiny jewelbox|
|...and some miniature horse conchs!|
|....also some small sand dollars, a tiny sea urchin still intact and an interesting sponge|
|I'm really surprised this guy made it all the way home...it's so tiny, but so perfect!! I believe it is a dove shell...so tiny...only 1/8"!!|
I found this Alternate Tellin first thing, I had never found one before! It looks like the coquinas on steroids....and it was perfect.
|Look how much bigger it is than the coquina, it's shell is nearly transparent!|
One of my favorites....a Horse Conch, also called a Florida Conch.....it's not perfect like the one I found in early December, but I'll take it!
I also found these small pretties....My mind is already working about what to do with these little guys!
|Tiny sea urchin|