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Shelling on Eleuthera

Scott Schube writes an interesting article on shelling on Eleuthera called My Eleuthera Experience I'm guessing the article is circa 2000 or so. It mentions Hurricane Floyd which was '99. And the real giveaway was mention of gasoline on Eleuthera being $3.16 a gallon -- the good ole days.

Points of interest were Tarpum Bay and Millar's Beach in south Eleuthera. Scott also mentions a shelling trip close to Governor's Harbor [sic] just south of the airport.

I admire those who are up on all the scientific names of interesting animals or other fascinating objects they love to observe. When I want to impress somebody, I tell them I'm into halieutics and hunting down micropterus salmoides. I used to be able to point to and name over 20 constellations along with a number of major stars -- so easy to enjoy doing while laying on the beach at night. But after you've impressed your wife once with that act, it's time for new material. It's still one of my favorite things to do in the Bahamas.

This is a great place to segway to a little tip on surfing the web -- install Google's Toolbar in Internet Explorer. Once done, you can left-click and highlight a word or phrase (like Cyphoma Gibbosum), then right-click and you should see a selection for "Google search". After you click on that and you are (hopefully) on Google's results page, you can either click on one of the websites found, or in the case of looking up the scientific names for the sea shells Scott was finding on Eleuthera, you can click on Google's "Images" tab and see exactly what he is talking about. A great way to bone up on your sea shells, right? Beats the alternatives, that's for sure.

So when you're sitting on the beach watching the sun go down, hopefully knocking back a cold Kalik, you can impress your friends and say you found some Flamingo Tongues today. I'm not so sure I'd want to say that to my wife though...

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Blogger Aaron & Becky said...

Eleuthera was great! I've updated our blog. Not sure if this is the best way to let you know but since we went shelling there, I thought I'd post my comment here! We definitely wish we were back there!!


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