It is really cold for SW Florida but I'm not complaining. I don't have to dig my car out before I drive it. Heck, I had to cover up a few plants is all. I haven't even run the heat yet. I love this NW wind that is blowing up shell pile after shell pile on the beaches from Casey Key to the north all the way south to to Stump Pass. The cold weather keeps the beach traffic to a minimum and I get those lovely shell piles almost all to myself. Every so often I'll pass another bundled up sheller on the beach. We smile the smile only shared by people that don't think it's odd to set their alarm clocks before the sun rises to head to the beach in the freezing cold. It's a minus 0.9 low tide for goodness sakes. I have to fight off the temptation call in sick to work. (Can I speak to the manager on duty....cough cough...this is Karen cough cough....I'm not feeling so good...I'm a little under the weather.... the NW windy, low tide shelling weather)
The video was taken with my iPhone. The wind was blowing sand into my eyes and I had to watch the waves washing up because I was on my lunch hour and did not want wet shoes.
|Beach comber's love the winter winds and here's why|
|More Lion's Paw chunks to the right|
|Half of a flat scallop to the left|
|It just needs a hood & pockets for shells|