It has been fun for us to collect seashells as we visit all the beautiful beaches in New Zealand. We've only been here a short time, and already have learned to be selective in what we keep because there are so many.
We usually find a sack full of lovely shells when we walk on our Takapuna beach where we live, but this day we couldn't believe what we saw. It looked like the ocean just threw up! There must have been some weather related incident off shore that caused this.
Here is our booty. This is after we got home, sorted and discarded a bunch. Our keepers also include several unusual shells and a starfish out on the balcony drying.
Soon those shells will join these shells sitting on our coffee table.