Fun Day of Shelling and Photography

Fun Day of Shelling and Photography

Rebecca and her kids were out with me last summer. This summer it was Rebecca, her sister Kathy and her kids. We explored the clear water on the out islands for sand dollars and other treasures from the sea. Then it was off to the flats to explore and observe live shells in their habitat. On the way to the flats we encountered a newly formed island that had just appeared as the tide went out. We dropped anchor and set out on this new piece of land .  After walking the newly formed island we made our way to the flats. Rebecca spotted three roseate spoonbills where we anchored. She climbed over the side of the boat barefoot with her camera and started taking photos. The stay on the flats was a short one because of the weather coming in, but we were both able to take numerous photos of the clouds and spoonbills. Thank you Rebecca, Kathy Jamie, Preston and Colin for a fun trip!

Capt. Brian

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.

  • Moira
    Posted at 19:54h, 08 August

    Hi Brian!!! Looks like fun!!

    Will you identify pictures 11 and 14,please?

    Thanks – Moira

  • Capt. Brian Holaway
    Posted at 12:05h, 09 August

    Moira, nice to hear from you. The first photo you asked about is a comb jelly. The next photo is a jellyfish.