|Sanibel Lighthouse from the causeway|
|The area around Gulfside City Park, where I was heading (from the causeway)|
I passed this on my walk....does anyone else see a palm tree?....or am I just in a tropical state of mind?! :)
I could tell right away that this was going to be fun, the water was shallow and very clear! Here is the edge, believe it or not, this pic is taken of the small waves 'lapping' up against the shore. No, I did not see the tiny turkey wing or lightning whelk until I reviewed this pic!! :(
This was so much fun! I was walking in water about knee deep and could see very clearly!
Most of the next pics were taken into the water, so you might see a little bit of distortion in some of them.
It was so much fun....so much life going on under the waves!
A live olive out for a walk....
A HUGE Millipede Starfish...
Lots and Lots of live pear whelks, this one I had to pick up to get a better picture, he was eating a live sharks eye, I thought about sticking around to get the shell, but I had so much 'ground' to cover and it was quickly getting darker!
And this, though broken in 2, is the LARGEST sand dollar I have ever seen!!
I just measured that part of my hand and it measures 5 inches! Just HUGE!
I had to leave my temporary paradise as it was quickly getting dark, and I had quite a long ways to go to get back to the car, but I had a blast!
The sky got more and more colorful, so I snapped a few pics along the way back...
It was a full moon, so I attempted to catch it too, though a little fuzzy, still a nice photo op!
Here are my finds...
|(top row, l to r) Olives, sharks eye|
(2nd row) Minis...Top shell, Tuban, Nutmeg, lightning whelk and Horse Conch
(3rd row) juvenile fighting conchs
4th row..Scallops, banded and true tulip minis
|These minis had so much color!|
|Love the color on this true tulip!!!|