The Sand Dollar Lady and Her Gift

As I was walking the beach at Ponce Inlet, scanning the blowing sand for a new seashell to collect, a woman walked up to me. She asked if the shrimping boat over in the river was stuck.   Her hair was white and her face was brown.  The brown of a person who spends lots…

Found a Unique Seashell Called The White Baby’s Ear

We’ve had a few cool days recently (60’s is cool here) so I decided to take a trip over to Smyrna Dunes Park to search the beach. And it turned out to be a very interesting shell-collecting afternoon. In fact, I hit the seashell jackpot! One of the shells I found is called a White…

Not the Best Week For Doing the Tourist Thing in St. Augustine

My younger son’s girlfriend is in college so her logical choice for a trip to see her boyfriend here in Florida is during Spring Break. Unfortunately it’s when all the Spring Breakers are here in Florida. Roll that together with Bike Week – which was the same exact week – why? … and you have…

Little Shell Cut in Half Among A Million Others

Found a little shell which looked cut in half and added it to my collection. It was among the millions of shells piled along an island beach. I haven’t been boating, fishing or beach-combing for a while. Sometimes life gets in the way of those things. Also, it’s been cool here in Florida – which…