In the 80’s some time I was in a hurricane while on Maui. It completely destroyed Kaui and we only had very high winds on Maui.
The next morning the beach was covered thick with shells. What a find! My mother and I grabbed up all the shells we could get our hands on.
I doubt I would do this today. These shells are needed by sea creatures for homes. They are part of the sea’s eco system. But I didn’t understand that when I was younger. That you go to the ocean you look, you enjoy, but you leave it there.
Today, we have digital cameras to capture the beauty of places we visit. There is no need to collect things and bring them home.
I enhanced this photo in Enlight, then TangledFX.