After having lunch at the Blue Giraffe, I found Algiers Beach, which I hadn't been to before in my past three visits . . . the shells were already well picked over by then. :(
Sunrise at Sanibel Lighthouse Beach Monday (a week ago) morning . . .
Even though I got to the beach right before sunrise, there were already a handful of shell seekers scouring the shoreline. But I managed to find a few nice shells! Below, L to R: Apple Murex and a Pear Whelk.
L to R: Sunray Venus, Lace Murex, and a Florida Fighting Conch . . .
L to R: A small common nutmeg and a chestnut turban. I have a few of both.
My first full-size Colorful Moonsnail (top); I found two that day. Bottom: A piece of finger coral.
Sanibel Lighthouse Beach
The orchid hanging outside my hotel room . . .
Back home, a couple days ago, I cleaned most the shells I'd found . . . here's the two moonsnails . . .
And half of the shells I'd found in all . . . including sand dollars from Ft. Myers Beach.