Thursday, January 8, 2009

Thursday at Blind Pass

There are quite a few friends here visiting from now until the end of next week. This afternoon at Blind Pass on the Captiva side we were all grabbing shells. There were pretty big waves and most of them had been out there all day. For those of you who know Al; he found a junonia. Kim & Gary each found a Lion's Paw. Kim was down in the waves, really working hard at her search. Al was also in the waves. The rest of us stayed on top of the shell pile digging and waiting for the waves to toss more shells on top. We didn't even walk down to the area where the pipes were, so I'm not sure if anyone found shells there today or not. There were a large number of people on the beach all along that area.

I have a photo of the shells that came home. Most of what I found, I gave to tourists who didn't have many. They were happy to take them.

I'm not sure what tomorrow will bring, but I'm sure everyone will be back to take a look.

I also took photos of the work going on, as best I could. The first one was taken as we walked from the parking lot on the Sanibel side of the bridge, so this view is looking toward the bay side.

They were pounding in sections of this wall, not sure how far they are going with it.

From Captiva side by the rocks, looking back.

Al with his perfect Junonia and Anne.

Yes, a car washed up in the surf!

View from the bridge, as we walked back to the Sanibel side. In the distance you can see the dredge. I believe there is another one, even further out.


George said...

It looks as if you had a very successful day at the beach.

Jeanne said...


Little Black Scrap Cat said...

Looks fabulous!! Wishing I was there!! On the other hand, we are looking at tickets for October now!!!! So I have time to anticipate and look forward to our next visit.

I hope you meet up with Alice. If you do, post and let me know!!

Tootie said...

:-)) Jeanne, I knew you would WOO~HOO. Wish you were here! Kim & I were talking about that.

I'm sure I will see Alice tomorrow afternoon, somehow. I will post it, for sure. :-)

Mediterranean kiwi said...

how kind of you to give the tourists your shells!

busybee2 said...

What a wonderful haul of shells. I have never actually seen a Lions Paw in person. Another excellent reporting post! I feel like I am right there with you. Some of those sand piles along the bridge look the the snow piles we have up north right now. I'll trade ya??

Snowbird said...

I am soooooo jealous. Have a great crawl on Sunday.

Melli said...

LOL!!! You guys are CHEATERS!!! Cheaters cheaters cheaters! You use NETS to find shells? Oh boy! Just WAIT til I come to Sanibel! I'm bringing a gigantic net! I'm gonna get the BIGGEST shell of them alllllll! ROFL!

I'm also laughing because so many of those sand shots look like SNOW!

Does look like you guys had a great time out there together!