Wednesday, September 28, 2011

She collects sea shells by the sea shore.

She collects sea shells by the sea shore.

She listens with amazement at the rush of swirling air of the beach that is coming from her shell by the sea shore.

We all love a treasure hunt by the sea shore.

She likes mother of pearl shells. She likes the smooth rainbow of colours and dreams of finding a pearl one day by the sea shore.

He has time to dream and plan a mobile made from white shells with holes in them found by the sea shore.

She loses track of time and distance on a walk with her Mum and comes home with sore legs and a bucket full of treasures from the sea shore.

And she (I) adores cowrie shells. She can't help but pick them up and admire their patterns and shapes. She dreams of finding a large dark one with white spots one day by the sea shore.

We fill our hands and our pockets with sandy treasures by the sea shore.

We collect greedily, hungrily....and then, after a while....we drop a lot of sea shells for others to find and use as habitat by the sea shore.

And she, my big girl, spends hours soaking and washing and rinsing and cataloguing the shells. It makes me so proud when people walk past to ask and admire them and listen as she tells her stories and answers their questions.

Thank you for a wonderful time 80 Mile Beach. We feel beachy and sandy and are enjoying the clinking sound the shells make in their box as we travel to the next sea shore.

Happy travels. xx


  1. Oh WOW! That is the finest holiday shell collection ever! Seriously impressive. (I am with the cowrie lover - they are by far my favourite of favourite shells).

  2. Wow!!That is an awesome collection of shells!!

  3. Beautiful beautiful shells, what a fantastic collection to remember your holiday by.

  4. A beautiful post, I could hear the sound of the sea in your words.
    I am an avid shells collector too, there must be some ancestral instinct. This shore is fantastic and the variety of shells amazing.
    Your and Michelle's tour gave me a strong wish to visit Australia the way you are doing.

  5. It sound great all the shell collecting. When my daughter was small we went to a beach in scotland, while she collected shells I placed a small pink stone bracelet under a stone, then tried to direct her to it. She thought it was a mermaids and even at 9 still talks of the mermaid that lost her bracelet. Happy collecting. Sarah & Izzy

  6. They are beautiful photos! Takes me back to my regular childhood holidays to Exmouth where we always camped with family in a secluded area of the Exmouth Gulf. My favourite shells were always the Cowries too. I found a tiny one once that was still alive, and it was brightly coloured and just beautiful!

  7. Kate, 80Mile Beach was one of our favourite spots in WA! And 12 months later we still haven't constructed our shell mobile yet! Some of the shells we collected were posted home to our Grand Daughter and they are still amongst her most favourite treasures.
    80 Mile Beach is probably the only beach in northern WA where shell collecting is legal. So enjoy while you can! Stupendous Pics. Keep safe.

  8. Ah, and I was so sure the shore at Broome had her magic spell wrapped about your ankles and that is where you would stay. So...heading south...Wait till you see the flowers at Kalbari!

  9. Now that is my kind of treasure hunting :)

    Looking at the shells your hubby is holding reminds me of all the times we would take the kids cockle/pipi collecting so we could devour them for dinner.


  10. How beautiful, the look of the beach, ahh, makes me want to go there right now. A lovely collection of shells!

  11. What a lovely collection. Your big girl has done a wonderful job of grouping them. I particularly love the sea urchins. My big is obsessed with shells and would be very proud to have a collection like this. On the south coast (NSW) where I'm from we don't get such a variety of shells as we did when I was a kid - such a shame.

  12. What an awesome shell collection! She will remember those beachy times with her Mum when she sees those shells, forever!
    Lucky girl!

  13. Wow. Now that is definitely a collection worth collecting. Here we have teeny, tiny shells that are measured in millimetres. Cherrie

  14. Thanks for that lovely post with my cup of coffee this morning! Beautiful, beautiful photos that your girls will be able to look back on and recall every sight and smell of such a lovely day... :)x

  15. Who knew Chux Super Wipes could come in so handy?
    What a beautiful looking beach, and the shell collection is amazing. Reminds me of my Nan who lived near the beach and was a avid collector of shells. Hope all is well with you lovely one, much love xo

  16. A cowrie lover girl here myself.

    Kate, you take the most beautiful photos. You are going to have the most beautiful record of this adventure!

  17. How precious your girl is cataloging them!!! I'd love to see some sketches too! Beautiful Kate - makes me miss the beach xxx

  18. Wonderful! My eyes tears up at this post. I am not sure of why... Maybe because you all seem to live right now, right here... seeing life from its real perspective without any disturbance. What a treasure that is. Living. Being. Beautiful.

  19. What wonderful memories you are al storing.I remember when I used to find shells like that Its alot harder to find them now,Sure are some beauties in there.

  20. My kids love that last photo. thats something they would do.

  21. Wonderful way to spend time. Thank you for the lovely images.

  22. You can never have too many seashells :D Wonderful post!

  23. I aodre cowrie shells too, they are my favourites. and I can't not pick them up when I see them.
    beautiful pics and post Kate xo

  24. Ahhh.... Fabulous, Kate. That last picture looks like my kitchen table, only a little more exciting. There's been much enthusiasm about seashells here of late too. And today we started planning a beachy holiday with time to dream and get all sandy. Sandier than usual. Thanks for keeping us dreaming. xx

  25. Oh Kate, this reminds me of Christmas hols. at Ocean Grove. No sooner had we arrived and unpacked then we headed down the beach.
    I would have an old jam tin in hand and start collecting shells immediately. None of them as interesting as yours, but each and every one of them was a treasure to me a kid from the country..........

    What a wonderful collection, so many varied and interesting shells...

    Have been following your adventure and enjoying each and every post and wonderful photos.

    Claire :}

  26. wow, I have never seen a beach so covered in shells! That is amazing. It is a dream of mine to travel to Australia one day, I love everything about it.

  27. What a wonderful beach! So many sea shells I've never seen like this before and the diversity is amazing!

  28. If you want to see her with a HUGE beaming smile, stop at Shell Beach just near Monkey Mia - no sand, just tiny tiny shells and they are gorgeous. Take slip-ons/thongs with you so that little feet aren't cut up.

    But please please stop there; I promise you won't be disappointed. A marvel of nature and Australian diversity!

  29. What a beautiful collection of shells. I have a few boxes full of them back home that I collected when we went to the beach but not as varied as yours, I love the colours on them too. I wonder if you'll make something with them.

  30. holy seashell! how special is that. those photos are great too Kate. I have seashells spilling over my front stairs (it's true) i have collected so many at the beach over the years, and we've made many a shell mobile with them. Most recently we mixed shells with beads and they now hang from the frangipani tree in the front yard (I should blog that!) See if you can collect some driftwood to tie your shells to. I do that and it really adds to the effect. have another wonderful day exploring our precious country. Jane x

  31. Lovely post, all pics gorgeous, last pic very special

  32. Oh my sweet lord Kate, this post is my fave yet! Those photos are breathtaking. The first one, just magic. Your words are so beautifully expressed here. And the loot! What natural beauty. I have always loved collecting shells and seaside trinkets. I have to get myself to 80 mile beach one of these days... I doubt I'd want to leave either :o) xo

  33. GADZOOKS what a wonderful, beautiful, collection ... yikes I'm shocked at how many differnet shells there are ... plus what about all the fisho's on the beach?
    Oh Darling your images examplify why we all need to see this magnificent country before we go anywhere else in the world ... now if only I could hitch a ride with you Darlings :~) ♥♥♥♥♥

  34. Aha!

    I sat down to do the general knowledge crossword in yesterday's Age and, low and behold, the first clue for 1 Down is: "What name is given to the unbroken coastline between Broome and Port Hedland, which is famous for its fishing and shell collecting? (6,4,5)".

    Because of your blog I knew the answer! Hurrah!

    Lovely shells, by the way :).

  35. I once went missing shell collecting as a kid, walked gaily for miles, poor parents thought I drowned at sea. Can still get lost finding treasures on the sea shore. What a beautiful collection.

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