By Sylvia Ellis
Collecting seashells can be addictive.
Yes! Seashells offer examples of every geometric shape and variety of color. Hunting these beauties is a very relaxing pastime and the thrill of the FIND is indescribable. WARNING-Shelling can become addictive.
Shells, both large and small, can be found along the gulf side of the park from the fishing pier to the tip of North Beach. Other shells can be found along the bay and the mud flats.
A choice time to go is at full moon or new moon when Spring tides occur. The high tides will be higher and low tides lower. A high barometer pressure is also desirable. After a period of blustery weather, many more specimens wash ashore. A schedule of tides can be found in the newspaper along with the weather report. It is also included with info for fishermen in the Sports section. Begin your shelling with an out-going tide.
For more on shelling, join me on one of our scheduled weekend beach walks. For dates and times, call the Administration Office.
Happy Shelling and Please - NO LIVE SPECIMENS!