Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Winter in SW Florida

There's nothing like winter in SW Florida! This year has been even better than average with our temps 5-10 degrees warmer than normal.  Being able to hang out at the beach in January is truly awesome!
I haven't been to Little Hickory in a few months but headed over there on Saturday- 80 degrees of paradise!

Variety of Shells found

Remains of a Shell Pile

Fighting Conchs

Low Tide

I must admit I was feeling a little (teeny bit) bad because my best buddy who lives in Mn. was going to be participating in a Polar Bear Plunge for Special Olympics. The temp was around 20 on Saturday. YIKES!
She ended up doing it and now has some major bragging rights!  I, on the other hand, am still waiting for the Gulf to warm up so I can search for more shells- it's 69 right now.  Since I don't even go in my pool until it's 86 or warmer, I think it'll be a while!
Have a great week & Happy Shelling!


  1. Lordy my favorite place (next to Sanibel) to go shelling. There are minus low early morning tides out there all next week. I'm hoping to make it out at least once. Looks like you got your quota of fighting conchs :D

  2. I love shell searching, my mom and dad lived in Sarasota for years. I love it on the Gulf side. :) I'm in the SW CA end opposite of you, we are having a mild winter too...I just took my doggie out for a walk and its almost 8pm and still nice out, although here when the sun goes down we have no real heat as it is dry, but still beats MN...