[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...

Traci and her husband Rob spent the day with me exploring and beach combing. The trip started with viewing dolphins just after we left the marina. It was a good start to a great trip. Next we went deep into the mangrove back country and...

I rang in the new year by traveling to places I have never been before. The trip started south of Marco Island in the Ten Thousand Islands. It is a fascinating place that intrigues me even more every time I go there. The more I...

Steve Earl sang about Copperhead Road as the sun fell into the Gulf of Mexico. I enjoyed the sunset and the last full moon of the year. Steve kept singing about Copperhead Road and Charlie don't ya know. I look forward to the next...