I have no control when it comes to shells and beach treasures. I MUST collect them when I see them – broken ones with interesting shapes, tiny ones, “perfect” ones, bits of beach glass, seed pods, you name it. I try to pack a small plastic bag on any trip that will involve walking a beach with the hopes I’ll fill it up with treasure (and still have room to stow it in my luggage!). This last trip to Maui I found a few treasures while sitting on the rocks with Forrest on Honolua Bay, but then scored one morning on a little no-name beach a short way up from our condo. Most of these tiny treasures came from there.
How about you – do you collect?