Sunday, June 23, 2013

Myrtle Beach Shelling

So as most of you already know I just got back from my trip to Myrtle Beach SC. While I was there I went shelling for a day and came home with a lot of shells! I even found the biggest shell I've ever found while shelling. I also may have found my first pieces of beach glass! I saw a lot of sea creatures while I was there. Most of them I had no clue what the names was but I did see a shrimp, a little thing with tentacles, my husband saw a jelly fish and we both saw lots of fish. There was even a shark in the ocean, I didn't get to see it but everyone had to get out of the water because of it the day we got to spend at the beach. I found all of these goodies in only a day and a half! You want to see what I found?

Lots of Arks!

Cross Barred Venus


Pieces of broken shells I picked up to make a coastal candle decoration out of. Never pass up on some pretty broken bits, they can be useful in coastal decorating!


Rocks from the sea and other broken bits for coastal decorating.


Did I find my first pieces of seaglass? I'm not sure but I think some of this is sea glass. If anyone who is a more experienced sheller then I knows, please let me know what it is! I've never found seaglass before until now!

Moon Snails

Clam Shells

Scallops, Augers, and i'm not sure what the two shells are on the top with the ridges in them, maybe some sort of clam?

I have no idea what these are, but I found all kind of them and only picked up a few. Anyone know what kind of shells these are?

I also found these broken whelks. I decided to keep them, broken things can be beautiful sometimes too. I think they would look nice in our home.

Now on to the biggest shell I've ever found! This shell more or less found me, that or my foot found it. I guess my foot deserves the credit for this. My husband and I was out in the ocean and all of a sudden I stepped on this hard brick like spiked thing. I told my husband and didn't think much of it, but my foot hurt. A few seconds later his foot found it. He got mad and said that's it i'm getting that thing and throwing it out in the ocean. He reached down into the water and he pulled out this big shell and I believe it is a Whelk. It's not perfect but i'm proud of it, I've never found a shell that big! I plan to give this shell a special spot in our home.

I also brought home some sand! Two bags of plain sand and one bag full of sand and small broken up bits of shell.

Finally, here is everything all together!

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