11 May Sanibel Sisters
Three crafty, avid, and extreme sheller’s traveled with me today in search of miniature shells. They are known as the “Sanibel Sisters”. Every year these sisters leave there home state of California and spend days shelling on Sanibel and Captiva. The lady’s came equipped with shell containers for certain types of shells and something I have never seen before, 14 inch tweezers. Yes 14 inch tweezers. They used this tool very efficiently for picking up miniature shells. I was impressed. They found many miniature’s and worm shells, a periwinkle, and five and a half baby’s ears. We shelled until after sunset. The island was quiet and nothing around but the sound of the gentle surf and a pileated woodpecker pecking away on a black mangrove tree. One of the sisters had a amazing tattoo of a seahorse. She was kind enough to let me share it on my blog. I enjoyed learning from the Sanibel Sisters. After the sun slipped over the horizon and the woodpecker was silent we traveled back to Captiva under a half moon.