Every Day Is An Adventure

Every Day Is An Adventure

Every day is an adventure especially with Judy from Oregon. What a hoot! This was her first time shelling in Southwest Florida. The shelling was excellent. I was thrilled to see the Scotch Bonnet! She collected angel wings, a large sharks eye, pear whelks, lighting whelks, fighting conchs,¬†four babies ears, carmel worm shells, olive shells, sun ray venus, a kings crown,¬†then the strap on her shelling bag broke. Lucky for her there were two straps. We talked about the shelling in Hawaii and what she finds on the Oregon coast. ( She told me of a beach where she finds agates on the coast of Oregon, I promptly filed this information on beaches to go to.) It was a fun adventure with Judy. All I can say is ” Scotch Bonnet”

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.

  • Kim@Snug Harbor
    Posted at 11:41h, 07 March

    Beautiful scotch bonnet – I have yet to find one of those.

  • Traci
    Posted at 12:40h, 08 March

    WOW great finds and a new shell to our islands!
    Yahoo! Did she like it? Did she say she would come back? I hope so!

    Sounds like her beaches back home have many treasures of there own..agates…wow..thats cool!

  • pam @ i Love Shelling
    Posted at 23:41h, 10 March

    Thats a beeeee-uuutiful scotch bonnet! Congrats to you Judy!

  • Roxanne Reinhart
    Posted at 05:16h, 09 June

    Ok. I am heading to the Oregon Coast in two weeks. Can I persuade you to share the name of that beach? Pretty please!