12 Dec Captain Brian Shelling
The December full moon is today, December 11th. It’s also the birthday of the great American writer and poet Jim Harrison. Throw in a negative low tide and you have three great things going on today. Last week I spent some time camping on Cayo Costa and exploring the plant life with my camera .I was back from the island for a day before I felt the urge to go back and explore the south end on this negative low tide. I left the dock at 8:50. Robert Earl Keen was riding shotgun singing ” Come on Willie, can’t you hear the thunder”. The trip up was a little bumpy, but worth it when I saw the shells at the south end. The tide was lower than expected. The point of the island was good in the usual spots. The finds of the day were a Carmel colored worm shell, a large alphabet cone, and two olives with unique markings. One of the olives has a white stripe at the edge of the shell, the other one has a white mark in the lettering part of the shell. I hope to get some photos of last weeks exploring trip up soon. Enjoy the full moon, it’s the last one of the year.