Driftwood is pleasing to the senses. It looks good, feels good, smells good, and sounds good with the water caressing its ancient bark. Lately the driftwood has been broken or taken away from a landscape that I have grown close to over the years. Sometimes driftwood is better left where it decides to fall, drifting in the senses of all who pass by.
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.

  • Traci
    Posted at 03:29h, 04 April

    Hey Brian…playing catch up again. Still going back and forth to PA and VA.

    Drift wood graveyard…oh man how I would love to get up close and personal with the big patches of driftwood! I just love the photo's.

    In the second photo do I spy a bite of reflection? Hard to tell but look at tree to the left then the water right in front of it….relection or ground sand from shallows that just happens to be the same shape and color of tree?

  • Capt. Brian Holaway
    Posted at 03:42h, 04 April

    Traci,The beach starts to decline to the water follows the shoreline. Wow good eye.

  • Roxanne Reinhart
    Posted at 03:13h, 08 April

    I love the shot of the single drift-tree reaching up to the sky. Lovely!!

  • Capt. Brian Holaway
    Posted at 03:21h, 08 April

    Thank you Roxanne. I love the driftwood as well. I never tire of taking photos of the driftwood. Today I took over 600 photos of the driftwood with a heavy surf. I hope to post some soon.