I've collected a lot of shells from Matagorda Beach over the years.
In the beginning, I picked up every pretty shell and shell fragment I saw.
But over time, I've learned to be more discriminating. I mean, how many dish tubs of shells does one person really need?
Another lesson I've learned over the years is...
the best shells are often already taken...if you know what I mean.
Just something to keep in mind the next time you're out beachcombing.