Fall Equinox

Fall Equinox

I woke at 4:00 am today to watch the fall equinox sun rise and the moon beams on the water. The east southeast wind pushed me up to the south end of Cayo Costa. I shut the engine off and drifted with the tide as Orion faded away and the sun appeared. The beach on Cayo Costa looked tranquil and inviting. I threw the anchors out and waded ashore with camera in hand. The early morning light was inspiring.

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.

  • Jen S.
    Posted at 15:38h, 24 September

    Beautiful pictures, brother!

  • Little Black Scrap Cat
    Posted at 15:38h, 24 September

    Such beauty!! 14 days and counting! Have you scoped out a few places for our shelling adventure?

  • Kim@Snug Harbor
    Posted at 15:38h, 24 September

    The 5th and 6th pictures have some interesting blue rays shooting from the moon down towards the horizon. Very cool!

  • Kaybe
    Posted at 01:04h, 25 September

    Pre-dawn & sunrise are the best. I'm looking forward to those November negative low tides.

    Take good care,