There was certainly a shell pile...I sat at the top and sifted through for a bit and came on the beach side....the waves were splashing in and washing it slowly back into the gulf. I never did find anything special, I have become a bit of a shell snob since I have so many shells, but people were walking away with their bags full!
Once again I decided to do something else different. I have never shelled Captiva at all so I went for a walk down the beach.
The first thing I noticed was that the sand was much darker than I was used to on the Sanibel beaches. The shells I found seemed very colorful. The first thing I found was something I have not found on the West Coast before....a beautiful Bittersweet!
Right behind that I found a Painted Egg Cockle....
Orange was the color of the day, everything seemed brighter!
|Scallops, Coquina, a tiny Olive, small Turban and a Jingle|
|A baby Horse Conch|
|Worm shell tip, Kitten paw pairs, Auger, Scallop and bright orange Jingle.|
Found nothing special on that side, so I made my way back toward the car, deciding to catch the sunset on this Hazy day.
This Frigate bird was soaring overhead, seeing what was going on....
The tide was high, and it was splashing on the rocks along Turner beach...the Gulf is definitely angry these days!
The other side of the bridge looked nice and calm....though there was a thunderstorm looming overhead!
Looking down at the Gulf from above the rocks...
Though not very bright on this hazy day, the Sunset was beautiful, and subtle...
Another day of colorful minis....
...a few shells closer to my collection for the Sailors Valentine....it will take me a long time to get all I think I will need, but I'm up for it!! ;)