[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Margaret and Pattie filled three bags full of shells. Their glass is always half full. Margaret and Pattie are always full of good energy. We spent the first half of the trip on a newly formed sandbar in...

I love the state of South Dakota for many reasons. The Curry family(from South Dakota) proved to be another reason why I love South Dakota. David, Arlene, Renee, and Renee's friend Semi were great to go exploring and island hopping with. The trip started with...

What a day! Today I had two shelling trips. I scheduled the trips so I could jump off my boat and run down to Sanibel to go to a book signing between trips. Reeve Lindbergh, the daughter of Ann Morrow Lindbergh, was signing the...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Great sunset tonight on the water. John Mayer played his acoustic guitar as the sun slipped into the gulf. He sang Free Falling. Nothing but the notes, words and the sound of the incoming tide on the boat. I...

Long time Sanibel shellers from Canada joined me for a beautiful day of shelling and wildlife viewing. The dolphins were in a playful mood. I was most impressed by the keen eye of veteran sheller Chris. Chris found the largest nutmeg I have ever seen....

Five adventurous "Mississippi Girls" went exploring with me to a couple of secret spots and a new spot. The shelling was good and the finds of the day were a huge winged oyster, a piece of a lion's paw, a piece of junonia, sand...

Recently I was at one of my old stomping grounds on Captiva. I have not been to that area of the island for a while, at twilight. The sky brought back memories of a Captiva when I just peddled my old red bike to the Island Store...