We have been in Bonita Springs for a week and were supposed to leave today but we have decided to stay another week. We were able to extend for another week in the same space so we don't even have to move. Bonus!
|Florida Fighting Conch|
Rob grew up on the beach in Newport, RI so he also enjoys going but he likes to relax in enjoy the sun. It really is perfect because I can park my junk next to his chair while I wander off and look for shells.
The reason we decided to camp here is because the shelling is some of the best in the world. Since we arrived we have been to several beaches.
We went to Bonita Beach first because it is closest to the RV park.
|Bonita Beach, FL|
There are literally places on the beaches here where there are piles of shells a foot deep. Most of these shells are broken or very small but if you sift through them you can find treasure.
Bonita Beach had pretty good shelling the day we were there but our next beach day took us to Lover's Key State Park. It was outstanding. I was able to walk into the surf and watch for shells as they tumbled up onto shore where I would scoop them up. Lover's Key is great for conch shells.
|Today's haul from Bonita Beach|
|My Captiva Island booty.|
|Gulf Oyster Drill|