So, why do you enjoy shelling?
Does it relax you? Do you do it because it’s fun? Do you feel adrenaline when you finally find that one shell you’ve been looking for? Is it the thrill of the hunt?
All of the above?
For us, yes.
I don’t think there is anything better than a day at the beach after a long, exhausting work week.
I always get excited when I strap on my snorkel mask. Whether we find anything or not, to me it’s not about the kill, but the hunt. In hunting, you can scout and track your game, but you really never know what the woods are gonna give up on any given day. The sea is the same way. Whether you’re out looking for dove, rabbit, deer, mushrooms – or seashells – for us it’s a thrill to scout, track and hopefully bag the game.
Sometimes, you come home with just enough for a meal.
Other times, you come home with enough to feed you through the winter.
Regardless, we enjoy being outside. I personally enjoy the rush of the unknown.
“What will I find today?”
Luckily, we’ve been able to learn about scouting and tracking from a local friend, and our hunts have been more successful as of late. But as I’ve mentioned many times, whether I find anything or not, I do not care. I just love being out there.
We shell because we love the peace and tranquility we find in the water. We love being at the beach and we love finding seashells.
We got a lotta love, I think. ;)
So, why do you shell?