Jul 6, 2011

Conch Shell Graveyard

On Tuesday morning, my new friend Kelsey and her husband Lee took me and a few other friends to the conch shell graveyard.  I'm not sure if that is the official name, but that is what I've seen Kelsey refer to it as.  Anyway, it's a cove off to the right side of campus that many local fisherman cast their nets into and catch these conch shells for the meat inside called Lambie.  They don't need the shells once the meat has been harvested, so they throw them back into the water or up onto the beach which makes for a perfect place to search for beautiful shells.

There were literally thousands of conch shells, but the trick is finding the pretty pink ones.  When the shells sit in the sun too long, they lose their color.  So you have to do some searching in order to find the good ones.
Crawling over shells.
But after some serious searching, I had quite a few treasures to take home.  As I'm sure you can imagine, Josh was just thrilled with my finds. :)
Isn't she a BEAUTY!!!
Then we hiked up around the cove.  It was a gorgeous day.  The sun was shining and we could see SGU on the penninsula.  Have I mentioned that I'm in love with this island?!?

That's the SGU campus behind me.
So yeah, just another day in Grenada...living the life! 

1 comment:

  1. Gorgeous! I can't wait to hang out with you girls in 4 weeks! It will be so exciting to meet my blog buddies!