Sea Shell Travels – Welcome

sea shellsIn order to find seashells you have to travel. That’s why we referred to our site a sea shells travel. We do love sea shells as well and all the exotic locations we have to go to find then.

And it’s not just hot locations that we go to to get sea shells. Some of our members venture as far north as the Arctic circle to obtain then. There must be rich sources in the Antarctic circle but so far none of us have been there.

Me, well I prefer the warmth. Cold places are nice for Christmas, not walking on a beach in s force ten gale. Makes me shudder just thinking about it.

Sea shells come in a fantastic variety, shapes, colors, sizes. And although they may look the same, each shell is an individual. Made by a mollusks deep in the sea. And as the sea snail, clam, oyster dies it leaves behind it’s little home – its exoskeleton – it’s shell. Washed by the waves of the sea waiting for us to pick it up and add it to our collection. The shells are made from calcium carbonate. Over millions of years these get fused together to create white rocks called limestone. When you look at white cliffs, you’re looking at limestone and when you’re looking at limestone your looking at the exoskeletons of billions and trillions of creatures that were here a long time ago.

mussel shellsWe go to many far away beaches, explore caves. We dive, snorkel and walk along many beaches in our endless searches. But we’re not always heading off to holiday destinations, dsome of our best specimens were find right here near our home just a short drive from the coast.

So what’s our new blog about? Well it’s about the shells we find but we also blog about our travels. The people we meet, the food we try and any adventures we have. Well include it all here

We never get bored talking about and showing our collection of sea shells. Each shell has a story. It’s s fascinating hobby.