We met up with an old friend in Ft. Myers, went to lunch, and then headed over to Sanibel. We hit Bowman's Beach first, at least I think that was the name of it. This is where we found the most shells. Tons of calico scallops, cockles, other clam shells, hubby found a beautiful 4 inch whelk, and I found a little 1 1/2 inch whelk. It is darling! I have made 2 necklaces with little lightening whelks, so I'm not sure what I'm doing with this lil' cutie yet. I'll post some pics after I clean my shells. I'm still a bit sore from doing the 'Sanibel Stoop' too many times! It has been months since we've gone shelling, and my bod is out of practice. I can't wait to get it whipped back into shape!
Our next stop was Sanibel Lighthouse Beach. We saw a dolphin swimming around, I think it was his dinner time.
|you can just see his fin sticking up|
|Della and David at the Sanibel Lighthouse|
|Me at Bowmans Beach with my shelling bag|
|I love the font on this sign!|
Our last stop was somewhere along the way, where you can pull over, picnic, fish, and hang out. Our friend said this place has the biggest shells he's ever seen. Of course, I had to see what he was talking about! OMG big southern quahogs are what he was talking about. We picked up a few, and most are as big as my hand, and larger! I will probably use the largest one for a soap dish.
Sanibel is a really pretty place. I love how the shops and stores go with the Island theme. Even the 7-11 is pretty! I think I'll have to start looking for places to spend a weekend down there for our anniversary, or our birthdays.
I think tomorrow may be nice enough out to clean my shells, and sort them. I can't wait to play with them!