Exploring With Ursla And John

Exploring With Ursla And John

I enjoyed the company of Ursula and John as we traveled to one of my secret spots. The shell  collecting was fun with Ursula. We walked and talked about shells found and shells we want to find. The walk was most enjoyable. So much I lost track of time and we had to walk quickly back to the boat. John was more of a walker than a sheller. He enjoyed just walking barefoot on the beach(go John).  We all enjoyed observing the flowering plants. The beautiful sea grape, the nicker bean getting ready to drop it’s seed pod (my favorite), the prickly pear, and wild lantana.  I look forward to our next walking and talking adventure.

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 02:41h, 29 March

    Great pictures – I really liked the seed pod one!

  • Melanie
    Posted at 13:54h, 29 March

    Excellent pictures of the flowers!

  • Traci
    Posted at 03:29h, 04 April

    The pics of the flowers reminds me…are you taking that identification course? Hows that coming along?

    Love the flowers, yup I vote for sea pod too being the best! Ha…