~AT THE BEACH
Nothing is more relaxing than a good day at the beach. The sun, sand and the sea nurture and soothe one’s soul and sometimes it seems to almost be an spiritual experience. It is also an excellent occasion to do some shelling for those so inclined. Although it is very rare to find enough shells solely to make a Sailors’ Valentine, on some beaches like on Sanibel Island, FL you could easily gather enough similar type shells to make a worthy contribution to one. I am always looking for shells no matter what beach that I may step foot on. In my travels around the globe, I have been very fortunate to find some beautiful ones such as the Tridicana Squamosa or Ruffled Clam shell below which was found in the Yasawa Islands in Fiji on the island where Tom Hank’s “Castaway” was filmed.