One thing you need to know about me, if you didn’t already, is that I love sea shells. Every time I visit a beach, bringing back some gifts from the sea is a must on my list. I didn’t have the best of luck finding shells in St. Thomas. Honestly, there are no shells. The Caribbean tide doesn’t bring in a new selection of shells to choose from…or any shells at all, as I’m used to finding on the Florida beaches. With my determination to find some shells, I found a quite, little private shore on the Great Bay. I didn’t find the shells I’m used to collecting, but even better, the shore was covered in pieces of coral. As you can see, they’re speckled with pink, so I was excited to collect some. I also found a conch sitting on the edge of the shore. As excited as I was to find it, I couldn’t take it home because it was still being occupied (notice the conch and his beady little eyes peeking out in photo #5). Although this wasn’t the type of “shelling” I’m used to, I was able to add something different to my shell collection this time!