21 Jan Captain Brian Exploring and Shell Collecting
Last week I spent two days exploring and shell collecting south of Marco Island. The tides that far south are tricky and dictate where you travel. The shell collecting was superb and the wind had the tides low. The Kings Crown was my best find. The cones had some unusual markings that are most intriguing. I was more than thrilled to find them. The true tulips were amazing. (Nick Hahn would have been going crazy, and I am sure he would have found more tulips) The albino lightning whelk was also a cool find. Going off the beaten path is always interesting. I enjoyed the smells, landscapes and solitude of the places just off the far horizon.