Between visiting the farmers markets, we were also kept busy looking for shells at Rookery Bay. Rookery Bay is actually on the Intracoastal Waterway, but just a short dinghy ride away there is a walking path through the mangroves that leads to the Gulf Coast. The path is very short, about fifty yards, and then it ends at the Gulf side. This particular beach is known for its abundance of shells and the bonus of being uncrowded. Our friend Tim was right, there were so many shells that it boggled the mind. At least it boggled mine. Michele was right at home exploring the beach and high tide areas for perfect specimens. She even managed to score a few dollars that were partially hidden in the sand.