Tuesday, November 8, 2016

A Nice Anniversary Present!

Today is Hubby and My 19th Anniversary, and we decided to do what we did 19 years ago! Walk the beach between Ocean's Reach and Sundial. We came to Sanibel the first time on our Honeymoon and stayed at the Sundial, we've been coming back ever since! Low tide was at 1:30 today, so we headed out about noon and not long along our walk Hubby found this guy!
He decided not to keep him and left him on the beach for someone else to take home.  In just a few more minutes he found this one!!
Happy Anniversary Honey!! He still had a lot of him inside, but was very much dead! I saved the operculum, this guy went home with US! Hubby hadn't been shelling at all this trip, but made up for it very quickly!

It was very windy and rough so seeing anything in the water was very difficult, he found these two by digging along the edge.

I found another live shark's eye....he's barely peeking out of the sand...
and unfortunately this guy was already dead...a small Horseshoe Crab...
I also found this which is very thin and seems fragile...hence the name...a Painted Egg Cockle...
And I was collecting scallops for a new project....this one I thought had some beautiful colors...
After going for a long walk, we did something we haven't done in a very long time....sat back in chairs under an umbrella and just RELAXED!!
After that we headed to what used to be one of our favorite restaurants, Sanibel Fish House...I can't remember the last time we went there!
They had the doors open by the tables and the weather was perfect!!
...and as I remembered, the food was REALLY good!!
So good that I didn't have room for their awesome Key Lime pie, but I got a piece to go. :)

Here are today's finds soaking after we got home....
UPDATE: The Horse Conchs I found earlier cleaned up beautifully!
Will post an update on Hubby's Horse Conch when it is all cleaned up!!

Like 19 years ago, we had an awesome day...can't beat Sanibel Island for a GREAT place to celebrate! 

As well as our beautiful home in Ft. Myers!
::Shelllady Hugs::