Treasures from the sea

 We went to Tampa, Florida this past weekend (2012) to see Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band perform at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.  The show was great!

We drove from MB and stopped in Naples to have a look around.  Since I love collecting shells we went to the beach near the Naples pier.  Here is a photo of what we collected.

Shells from Sanibel/Captiva Turners Beach Mar 2012

Shells from Sanibel/Captiva Turners Beach Mar 2012

On Saturday we drove to Ft. Meyers where we stayed overnight before heading back to Miami.  Of course, we had to go to Sanibel and Captiva Islands because of their reputation as the third best shelling sites in the world!  Here are the goodies (and almost goody) we picked up as we walked along the shore.  While I washed the shells to get rid of the sand and to clean off some of the salt I went ahead and attempted to group them by type.  Even if the shell is broken I love the spirals and the beautiful colors and textures!
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We went to Tampa, Florida this past weekend to see Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band perform at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.  The show was great!

We drove from MB and stopped in Naples to have a look around.  Since I love collecting shells we went to the beach near the Naples pier.  Here are a few photos of what we collected.