Colorado Kentucky Family Fun

Colorado Kentucky Family Fun

I had a wonderful time with Toby, Angie, Ryan, Julie, Karley (super sheller) and Roger. We traveled to a remote stretch of beach empty of people. The ladies were all excellent shellers. Karley the youngest of the females impressed me with her keen shelling eye. They found many rice shells, tusk shells, key hole limpets, a baby ear shell, and many more. I was also impressed with there container for keeping the shells in. Karley loves coquinas. She found many in all different colors. I noticed a lot of small black fossilized bone in the sand. It looked like the sand on Manitosta Key. A place I had been to before with the Essential Beachcomber Karen, learning different techniques for collecting fossilized sharks teeth. Well much to my surprise we found fossilized sharks teeth. I have only found a few on the Island in 17 years. It was a great day of shell collecting with a great shelling family. I look forward to our next shelling expedition. Keep on shelling Karley!
Brian Holaway

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.

  • pam @ i Love Shelling
    Posted at 15:02h, 30 March

    We found a sharks tooth at Blind Pass too! That's a first I've seen at Blind Pass too. You never know what Mother Nature will be up to next. 😉

  • Kaybe
    Posted at 15:02h, 30 March

    Those pill holders are great to protect mini shells after finding them. That little sheller came prepared. I also carry an old prescription bottle for tiny treasures. YahHoo! on the shark's teeth. I think it's going to be a great summer for them on Manasota Key. Even with a busy snowbird season on the beach the quantity/quality we are finding has not diminished.

  • Jen S.
    Posted at 15:02h, 30 March

    Fossilized sharks teeth?! That's super cool!
    Glad you all had such a nice time. 🙂

  • pam @ i Love Shelling
    Posted at 22:04h, 30 March

    We found a sharks tooth at Blind Pass Sanibel Too! That's a first that I've seen there. You never know what gifts Mother Nature will give us next. 😉

  • Little Black Scrap Cat
    Posted at 00:39h, 01 April

    We are looking forward to our next adventure!! Just secured our rental for October again. Woo-hoo!!!

  • Traci
    Posted at 03:29h, 04 April

    What a wonderful picture of the family with the tree's. That's a great kodak moment! Love it!

    Sharks teeth?? Wow…that's wicked exciting to find them there. Lots of good shelling!

    This trip looks like it was a lot of fun with the family!