Sunday, March 7, 2010

Our Sea Shells

A fun pass time for us this year here in South Carolina has been finding seashells. When we arrived here at Surfside Beach in January we joined the Grand Strand Shell Club, attended their monthly meetings and signed up for a shelling trip to Raccoon Key. We hope to take another trip to Bull Island before we leave at the end of this month. We have shells all around our condo and now have the difficult task of selecting the ones we can keep, which will not be easy as they are all special.

We would like to share some of our finds with you. This pail holds some of our finds from Raccoon Key - whelks, channel whelks, and sand dollars. I have over 50 sand dollars from that one trip and one very special sand dollar that Paul found for me on Valentine's Day on our beach walk.

Sand Dollars


Lettered Olives

Starfish, Pen Shell, Scotch Bonnet (rare), Sea Urchins

Angel Wings, Tulips, Channel Whelks, Nutmeg & Nassa Shells

Cockle Shells

Paul also found this Horse Conch which still needs a little cleaning but a rare find.


  1. Wow - what a great collection. Well done! I can see it'll be a hard decision as to which ones to bring home. They really do run the gamut of the colour wheel don't they.

  2. These are beautiful, Marilyn. Wow! I can't believe how many wonderful specimens you've collected. And I love those sand dollars.

  3. Quite impressive. They're all amazing but I really love the wee ones. It's cool to see that Kate (Country Girl) left a comment. Did you know that her dog, George Young, has a facebook page?