Shelling is a favorite pastime of mine, and the best part is, it can be done year-round.
Storms churn the sea, bringing up many long-hidden ocean treasures up on shore. Yes, the windy Winter months are harsher for shellers, but with several layers to keep warm (a rain poncho helps), you can gather those hard-to-find shells you’ve been waiting for.
Where I live, the Gulf Stream is ever-faithful to bring up surprises from all over. My latest goals are finding dark purple quahog and conch shells. I’m going to make some wampum jewelry with my trusty Dremel tool, and I need some conch shell to experiment making other jewelry beads, or whatever I come up with. Will post pictures when I can get further South…
If you’ve got warmer climes on your mind, peruse some of these!
HAPPY EASTER HOLIDAY WEEKEND AND BEWARE THE TOURONS!
From the Urban Dictionary:
Touron – “The derogatory term combines the words “Tourist” with “Moron” to describe any person who, while on vacation, commits an act of pure stupidity.
The term has its roots in the resort, park service and service industries and can easily be dated back at least as far as the mid 1970’s. It is widely used throughout the US, but may not be in general use by mainstream society.
Mostly an inside “Joke”, created to vent emotion when dealing with the public.”…