Thursday Thunder came a day early this week due to a prior Shell Queen commitment, and when we arrived at Blind Pass there wasn’t much Thunder at all.
or so it seemed.
There weren’t many folks out last night. Maybe around ten? The water was calm (and warm I might add). There weren’t the usual shell carpets rolling in with foot bruising shells. I know we shouldn’t be getting used to influx of shells lately, but we can’t help it.
So the Shell Queen grabbed her bucket and walked along the shoreline while I grabbed the mask and dove in for a closer inspection. The Shell Queen and her Mother (who from here on out will be referred to as Queen Mother #1) have been spending more time making shell crafts – which will soon be available here at The Shell King – so I decided that I’d specifically look for some brightly colored scallops….and I found quite a few. About 15-18 feet from the shore line has been good luck for me, as most folks don’t tread out that far. I was able to dig up a couple of nice tulips, a few little whelks and quite a few of the scallops I’d been seeking.
Then I came across this one just laying in the sand:
I think that’s a Queen Helmet. But it’s one of the strangest one’s I’ve seen. Ironic, isn’t it? I’m out looking for shells so the Shell Queen and Queen Mother #1 can continue crafting and I find a Queen Helmet? Hmmmm.
So all in all – a nice shell find for “Wednesday” Thunder.