fresh caught shrimp

Shrimping Just Before the Lockdown

My son and a friend went out shrimping Thursday night and came back with a full haul. That means five gallons of shrimp. Half went to the friend, and we got the rest. Thursday night at midnight our state lockdown went into effect and that means no more launching the boat. The ramps and parks […]

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Corona virus

Today Around Florida, April 3rd, 2020

Last night at midnight a stay-at-home order from the Governor went into effect. I’ve been home for 2 weeks and 5 days. I last went out to the grocery store just about when it was getting crazy here. I had toilet paper on my list – because I needed some. But of course that aisle […]

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The Rules About Collecting Seashells in Florida

Sometimes a reader asks about the legal side of seashell collecting here in Florida. I’ll be honest and I never really thought much about it. I know from living near the East coast of the state, I never heard anything about shell-collecting rules. It could be because my area simply does not have many shells […]

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starfish coloring page with 9-legged starfish

Starfish, or Sea Stars, Coloring Page Printout

One of the first “seashells” I wrote about on this blog was the starfish. However, it is not a seashell but echinoderm and is related to the sea urchin, sea cucumber and sand dollar. In other words, they don’t have a hard shell. If you find dried starfish, they can break easily. Where I live […]

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abandoned frame

Pigs in Paradise

We went boating when my youngest son visited in January, and I visited one of my favorite islands. The idea was to take a little charcoal grill and grill some hotdogs. (We already know that catching and cooking our own fish is a pipe dream!) We first stopped at a camping spot near JB’s but […]

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