Monday, May 7, 2018

Hoping for Flats....

I had the best time shelling last night....I didn't get anything extra special, just thoroughly enjoyed the time on the beach....I went to Blind Pass, it was a huge tide with huge waves, but like Obiwan taught me I stepped right in and tried to catch the treasures in the surf....didn't work out this time, I don't believe they were there to be found! Talk about beautiful color water....
I really truly wanted to find some ZigZag Scallops, we call them Flats.  They are beautiful to me, and I have very few. As I'm slowly walking back toward the bridge I look down and Viola!  A Flat!

Don't worry...that 'stuff' will clean off of it (I hope). 

These Ospreys were having their dinner and having a little I walked down the beach.... I love the Sanibel Birds!
I crossed over the beach to Captiva ....and decided to just walk down the beach for a while, I had a couple of hours until dark....
I started thinking that this might be a good place to find some more Coquinas for the Sanibel Shell I slowly walked, checking out the small shells...
I've posted about this before, if you take your time, and really look, you will be surprised what you will find! Here is a Chestnut Turban, and a beautiful Lace Murex....just laying there with the minis!
and this is a Shiva Shell, it's actually the Operculum (door) of the Turban, and I have only found one other!
I also found a tiny PERFECT scallop, the picture doesn't do it justice, the color is amazing....and a tiny, though chipped, Orange flat!!
a few more steps, and another flat!....
...all the while I was picking up the biggest and most colorful Coquinas I have seen....and I didn't walk very far!

Here's another...unfortunately it wasn't all there....
 It wasn't long before I had to head back to the car, I didn't want to be out there in the I walked back toward the bridge to catch the sunset....
I figured, while I watched, I'd sit in a shell pile and see if I could find any treasures....
I headed on back across the bridge....there were dolphins feeding right there.....I never got a very good picture....but it was just an awesome time....and so beautiful!
It just doesn't get any better than this!

I ended up finding quite a few Coquinas for the Shellcrafters, 
and several minis for me...even a small piece of sea glass!!
I hoping for ONE MORE adventure, I'm thinking of getting up early tomorrow and hitting it for a short trip....we'll see how it goes! I fly home tomorrow afternoon. :(

Stay Tuned

::Shelllady Hugs::


  1. Thank you for bringing me back to the good life? That many flats!

    1. My pleasure Trina...Thanks for coming along!!