We spent 4 days in some of the outer islands of the Haápai group, around Tofanga Island. Tofanga is the best shelling we’ve seen anywhere so far.
It’s been really windy and rough a lot of the times we’ve gone into the islands to look for shells. Chris is starting to write a book on Heavy Weather Shelling. Some of the highlights in the book are:
- How to call for help when your outboard dies, but you don’t want anyone to know where your secret spot is.
- How to deal with Portuguese Man-of-War flying off the beach and into the air in high winds – or when to call it quits.
- Are deadly cone shells worth the attraction?
- Convincing hermit crabs to vacate their adopted home.
- How many shells are too many shells?
- Surf landings made simple.
- Protecting your skin from the inevitable heavy weather sandblasting.
- Protecting your face from the sun – what sun?
- Where to find shells that hide in the rain.
- Cowrie stalking for the timid.