Thousands of pen shells washed up on Barefoot Beach and Bonita Beach according to the News-Press in Fort Myers. They line the high tide line for miles. I snapped this photo of a pen shell last week at New Pass Beach in Bonita Springs. People reported that they could hardly walk without crunching them. The article said scientists say it's unusual for pen shells to make it all the way to the beach.
I've been in love with having sand between my toes since I was a teenager taking the ferry across the bay to arrive at Presque Isle State Park (aka The Peninsula) in Erie, PA.