We left the dock under the sliver of a sunrise. We headed to the sandbar off Captiva which is growing and growing in the Gulf, so much that you could call it an island. The island/sandbar is nothing but sand and seashells. We started the trip by shelling this unique spot. The next stop on our journey was to a beach that doesn’t see a lot of human activity. We had many excellent finds, a piece of junonia, THREE pieces of lions paws, sea whips and one of my favorites – the worm shell. One of the sisters pointed out an osprey chick in the nest. It was the first one I have seen this nesting season. “Thank you for that.” It was a fun day of exploring and shelling with the Chicago sisters.