Bonny Putney told me about the beautiful sandbars along the Apalachicola River, and I had scoped them out on Google Earth, but I still didn’t appreciate how cool they would be until I got here. It really is huge, probably 400 yards by 100 yards and covered with a mixture of very coarse sand, pea gravel, and shells. These aren’t snails and mussels, either. I’m going to news help from Tom Fox or someone currently in Biology to figure out what these are. They look marine, but I’m still 90 miles from the coast.