I wasn’t going to walk the beach on our last morning in Sanibel
It was a very cold morning in the mid 30s.
I just couldn’t leave without one more walk.
So, I bundled up and headed to the beach while Jeff stayed in
to do some paper work.
I biked out to the beach, locked up my bike and headed east.
It was low tide..
I had to take many of the photos while facing west because of the sun..
On the first part of my journey there were many sea urchin.
I put as many back in the water as I could.
I found a hollowed out sea urchin I could take home!
Tiny little Millipede starfish..
On this stretch of the beach there were many Millipede starfish..
I threw as many back into the water as I could..
Look at this area
The area was about six feet wide and one hundred feet long at least.
There were hundreds of these shells with what I was told was a
type of coral on it.
This particular shell was the only kind that had this pink coral growing on it.
After picking thru the shells for a few nice finds I traveled east a bit further..
I believe this is a Serpent or Brittle starfish
More Sea Urchin
I headed west again passing the awesome shelling area again.
About four or five inches of shells..
I retraced my steps heading west..
A piece of coral that I kept..
Some type of beautiful red coral.
I pass the Terns again..
Another Red Coral
Some kind of jelly
Shells and surf....
Long Spined sea urchin
I love these little scenes on the beach…Its all so beautiful.
I keep heading west past where I came in..
I found this cool wooden bird..
A Lesser Black-backed Gull with a crab for breakfast..
A live shell…there were many of these Scallops in this section of the beach..
I threw some of these back in the water…
I start to see Conch shells in the section….most of them Live.
more sea urchin to throw back..
I reach another area rich with shells
Lightning Whelk egg casing..
This Millipede starfish dried up in this arched shape..
I had a grand time and before I knew it …it was well past one o'clock.
I heart beach walking Sanibel!
Time to get back…clean the shells…
And get ready to leave the area…
After a few days in Fort Myers we will head south to the Everglades!
Most likely we wont have internet so we will drive
to a nearby coffee shop to post updates.
See you there!