20 Feb Great Shelling Day
The day after the full moon, I took out two couples from Minnesota who are veteran hardcore shellers. We traveled to a mudflat that is only exposed on low tide. Many live shells were observed along with starfish and spider crabs. The rose tellins were abundant and razor clams were collected along with many beautiful egg cockles. The tide was starting to rise. We traveled to an obvious, but secret spot where I find unique shells. A rare Scotch Bonnet was found by one happy sheller. (Her first in many years of looking) It was exciting for everybody. We had a little time left so we traveled to a long sandbar to discover rose tellins, many pear whelks and a huge lighting whelk. Today was a magical day on the water.