05 Feb Seashell Photography and Shelling
It was a wonderful day of beach combing, island hopping and exploring the flats. Kristen had been shelling with me last year and enjoys taking pictures of the shells. This year we did a little “Off Roading ” in the mud flats. We discovered that crocs may not be the best shoes to wear on the mud flats. Many cool treasures were observed and Kristen netted a nice Kings crown. We stopped for lunch at one of the outposts on North Captiva. She showed me the pictures she had taken a year ago on her Ipad. The photos were amazing. I enjoyed seeing the images she captured of the shells. She also introduced me to a new angle of view when taking pictures of the lightning whelk. After lunch we traveled to the next island to the north. The island was empty of people and full of shells. We discovered the largest tusk shell I have ever seen! Then another, and another. I had a total Nick Hahn moment and about hyperventilated right there on the beach. It was a great day of beach coming and exploring. I look forward to seeing Kristen’s pictures and learning more photography skills from her next year.