Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Treasures from the beach



Yesterday we went to the beach in Caloundra. I am not really a beach person but I do love looking for shells. Here are the treasures we found yesterday.


(Does anyone know the name of these shells?)

These are my favourites. Look at the wonderful designs!





PS I just discovered the shells in the second photo are called Patellogastropoda or limpets in plain English (Schaalhoren in het Nederlands).

6 comments:

annemiek said...

Barnacles perhaps? That is how our 'Commotion in the Ocean' book describes them. Was it Shelly Beach? That is our favorite :-)

Helen said...

Hi Linda! we used to call these "Chinaman's Hats"

Jantine said...

Those are lovely indeed and a picture to look at!

A3jana said...

Dát zijn nog eens prachtige schelpen!!

Sharon~Two Bits Patches said...

Definitely limpets. My DH is a super keen shell collector, if you need to know names I can ask him to identify them for you - but expect to get more information than you really want!

Susan said...

Hi!
I'm not much of a "beach person" either but love looking for shells on the occasions when I'm by the ocean. If, however, there were shells like this along the South Carolina coast....I'd become a "beach person"! These are BEAUTIFUL!
Susan