Thursday, November 9, 2017

Sunday, October 1, 2017

July, August and September Shelling

UPDATE: I've moved off the beach but am still nearby so not out there hunting the shell quite as much. Plus the hot hot weather is not a fun time to hang on the sand lol

Friday, July 7, 2017


Like many of us, Cole loves to find seashells.

Recently I met this special young man and his mother, Sherry, while they were on their family vacation in Panama City Beach FL.

He showed me SOME of the MANY shells he found in the few days here, mostly from digging, after watching a couple of my videos.


Cole is holding a few shells I gave him to add to his collection.


Sunday, July 2, 2017

June Shelling

Maybe it's the heat or the crowds or the lack of shells or not walking a lot due to old age LOL but I'm not collecting as many shells these days. Of course, the ones I do find, I'm giving most away to folks I see on the beach or leave them outside my condo for others to enjoy, so that may be part of it. But bottom line: I need another shell like I need another hole in my head!

In any case, here are a few from this month's journey along the shores of the Gulf of Mexico.

JUNE 3, 2017
A few keepers

A few Ity Bitties

JUNE 4, 2017
Patio potluck

JUNE 8, 2017
Common Sundial

JUNE 10, 2017
Small sand dollar

JUNE 13, 2017

JUNE 16, 2017
Today's keepers

JUNE 17, 2017

JUNE 25, 2017
More ity bitties

Just for Fun Foto
Lightning Whelks


Saturday, June 3, 2017

SHELL NEWS: Ace Hardware Selling Shells from Beach Renourishment

Ace Hardware on Back Beach Road selling shells from Beach Renourishment Project

By Riliegh McHugh |
Posted: Fri 4:37 PM, Jun 02, 2017 |
Updated: Fri 10:52 PM, Jun 02, 2017

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Some viewers have brought to our attention that a huge pile-up of shells from the Beach Renourishment Project were dumped next to Ace Hardware store on Back Beach Road.

Mayor Mike Thomas said the land where the shells were dumped was privately owned. According to the Ace Hardware store manager, the store bought the shells from the owner of the land.

Ace Hardware is allowing people to come and buy the shells. For $3 they get a gallon of shells of their choice.

The manager also told us the store bought the shells because they would have gone into a landfill. He is planning on using the leftover shells for a parking lot.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017


May 7, 2017
New policy: Only keeping a few and  returning the rest to the beach for others to enjoy.

May 9, 2017
From dredging and beach restoration

May 10, 2017
Spring Cleaning

May 12, 2017

This is what was used to filter out the shells

May 14, 2017
A few keepers

May 21, 2017
Pretty Lightning Whelk

Happy Shelling, Y'all!

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