Monday, May 30, 2016

Last Day in Paradise

First let me say that I am sitting here at my dining room table with this wonderful view through our wall of windows! Have I mentioned lately that I just love it here?
The shelling hasn't been that great this trip, but it doesn't make me wish for a minute that I was anywhere else.

I got out early this morning, just before the sun came up. It never disappoints...doesn't it make you just say ahhhhhhh?

The first thing I noticed was the addition of tulip and murex whelk cases.
Tulip egg cases 
murex egg cases
There are usually lightning whelk cases in abundance, but not many of these, this morning there were several! That's a good thing....more shells on the way!

There were so many shells on the beach, I call them 'white shells' good for crafting, but I usually don't collect them, they were all the way down the beach.

The water was just crystal clear, absolutely gorgeous! It felt like you could see forever...just not very many shells...

There were however, large areas where there were many broken sand dollars...the brown 'bits' are small chunks of them, washing up in the surf.
Not sure what happened, but it was sad to see.

I did have a little excitement when a dolphin came up behind me and was obviously fishing for the hundreds of minnows that were along the shore...

 Cue the jaws theme here, I was zoomed in, obviously too much and almost missed him!
He finally stopped after 5 or 10 minutes and headed on down the beach.
I bet he wasn't 15 feet away, it was so awesome!

Here are the few shells I did pick up.

(Top left) Pear whelks, Olive
I always have to grab a few Kitten's Paws!
(Middle left) Juvenile fighting conchs, no 2 alike!
(Bottom) Apple Murex and of course more beautiful scallops
I had a wonderful time as usual, and it always ends much too quickly! I'm flying/driving to my Daughter's tomorrow to spend some time with her and my Grandson Joseph for a week. More fun for this Gammaw!! :)

Stay tuned, I'm hope to be a better blogger and post updates more regularly!

::Shelllady Hugs::


  1. Gorgeous sunset photos! I love the kitten paws, too. :)

    1. Sunrise photos! It wouldn't let me go back and correct, lol.

  2. I know that's a dolphin, but he's still WAY too close for comfort!


  3. Those sunrise photos are fabulous! Have a safe trip to Jess's.