I LOVE SHELLING With Pam And Susan

I LOVE SHELLING With Pam And Susan

Beautiful day! I enjoyed relaxing and exploring with Susan (who is a wealth of knowledge on fossils and rocks) and Pam of I LOVE SHELLING. The trip started with the fossil hunter and the sheller exploring a new sand bar off the coast of Captiva. We then pulled anchor and traveled farther north to one of my favorite sea side towns, Boca Grande. We visited many of my favorite spots and a few secret spots (but not all of my secret spots).  I enjoyed showing Pam and Susan a beach where you can find shark teeth. We could have spent all day there but it was time for lunch. Temptations restaurant on  Boca Grande  was a perfect place to talk shells and fossils while enjoying delicious food. After lunch we traveled to beautiful Cayo Costa. The landscapes were stunning and the conversations were equally satisfying. We collected augers, jingles, tusks, Susan’s 4th baby’s ear(yeah!),  a gaudy nautica, worms shells, shark eyes, olives, lightning whelks, fighting conchs and shark teeth.  Also, my favorite- the sea pearls. Thank you Susan and Pam for a full day of relaxing and exploring island style.
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.

  • Kaybe
    Posted at 16:19h, 20 June

    I love that little museum. Chock full of vintage shells, photos, & local history.So, I think you've been holding out on me with this BG secret ST location hmmm.

  • Kim@Snug Harbor
    Posted at 18:21h, 20 June

    Karen, we need to gang up on Capt. Brian and have him take us there the next time I'm down. Look at the size of that one sharks tooth!

  • pam @ iLoveShelling
    Posted at 21:37h, 20 June

    It really was such a beautiful day. Aha! I knew you had to be holding out on the other secret shelling holes! LOL