Backporch Cleaning

Backporch Cleaning

The rain has been from here to Cuba for the last 48 hours. I thought,” Why not organize my back porch?” It sounded good at the time. Now I need to get more cases to put the shells in. Then putting everything in my own dewy decimal system ( Panama, Everglades, and Cayo Costa) This is going to take a while. Maybe I should have thought this one through better before opening this can of worm shells. Has the rain stopped? Can I go outside now?

Brian Holaway
relaxandexplore@gmail.com

I have been a Shelling Guide to Cayo Costa State Park since 1995. Many people know me as the Shelling Guide and Captain with Captiva Cruises over the past 20 years. In 2016 I began solely offering private small boat charters to the islands of Pine Island Sound including Cayo Costa State Park, Cabbage Key, Useppa Island, Pine Island and North Captiva. I am a certified Florida Master Naturalist, licensed USCG Captain, avocational photographer, seashell enthusiast and passionate about the history, people and culture of Southwest Florida, especially Cayo Costa. I volunteer as a member of Friends of Cayo Costa State Park and have great respect for the heritage of Cayo Costa. My goal is to provide guests with an overall experience and appreciation for the waters, islands, shells, plants, marine life, wildlife, history and people of this unique area of Southwest Florida.

8 Comments
  • Kaybe
    Posted at 18:33h, 18 October

    I think that old wooden soda case would look cool with some glass over it to make it some sort of table. Are you getting psych'd for all these super negative low tides coming up in November?

  • Jen S.
    Posted at 18:33h, 18 October

    I love how you organized your finds Brian….very cool!

  • Capt. Brian Holaway
    Posted at 18:38h, 18 October

    Kabye,The shelling should be good this weekend, after this south wind switches tomorrow. Yes ,Your November tides will be here soon. It's all good.

  • Kim@Snug Harbor
    Posted at 10:56h, 19 October

    I like Kaybe's table idea…. Thanks for taunting me with all those great shells. Is that a horseshoe crab skeleton? That thing is huge! Where did you find that?

  • Capt. Brian Holaway
    Posted at 11:08h, 19 October

    Yes that is a horseshoe crab. Where did I find it? Actually I didn't, my daughter did. She found it in the ten thousand islands in the Florida Everglades when we were exploring . It's one of her favorite spots because "dad doesn't know anybody down there".

  • Little Black Scrap Cat
    Posted at 09:49h, 20 October

    Nice worm bouquets! I think we got lucky last week with the weather! Still trying to get caught up since returning home. Been doing a little shells cleaning……

  • Jen S.
    Posted at 09:49h, 20 October

    I ♥ the idea from Kaybe of putting glass over the case to make a table or something. Very clever and would be oh-so cool!

  • Shelllady
    Posted at 09:49h, 20 October

    I'll be there in November to take advantage of som of those low tides!! Yipee….I'm hoping those storms will stir things up way out there and push them in by the 5th!! I love Kaybe's idea too about the table!!

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