After an appointment just after noon today, I went to resident access 7 on West Gulf Drive.
It was a little hot, but the wind helped keep me cool enough to stay for a while.
There really weren't many people around,
not even by the Blue Dolphin Cottages.
The shelling left a lot to be desired.
The birds all seemed happy to find
little Coquinas for a snack.
This is an awful picture, but it gives
you an idea of what I found. Only one
little treasure today; a little Horn Shell.
We took three lady friends, off island in the sad lane, to the airport this afternoon. They were on their way back to West Virginia after spending a couple of days here, then going to the Bahamas on a shelling trip for a week and back to Sanibel again for 3 more days. They had a great time. (Except for leaving today.)
On the way back to Sanibel, this was the view from the causeway.
These are just three of the nearly 100 pounds of shells the ladies found in a week. I think they said the one in the center is an Angular Triton; it's a little over 4" long. One on left side was a Smooth Scotch Bonnet and a type of Lace Murex on the right. The murex was a pretty peach color on the other side. They brought us a big Sea Biscuit, some little Black Lace Murex, a small Black Tulip and a small (I think) Milk Conch. It was fun hearing all about their shelling experiences.
If you are on Sanibel this week, you might be interested to know about road work being done.
The Sanibel Public Works Dept. sent out the message below:
Sanibel-Captiva Road Resurfacing Begins
EXPECT DELAYS - PLAN ACCORDINGLY
As part of the City of Sanibel's Annual Street Resurfacing Project, the paving of Sanibel-Captiva Road from Gulf Pines Drive to Blind Pass has started. Every effort will be made to minimize inconvenience to the public. Access to residences and businesses will be maintained at all times. Users of Sanibel-Captiva Road should plan on additional travel time when accessing or leaving the west end of Sanibel and/or Captiva. The public is reminded to please DRIVE SLOWLY and CAUTIOUSLY through the area when workers are present.