Julie and Bob From Canada

Julie and Bob From Canada

Julie and Bob are well travelled shellers. I enjoyed listening to Julie’s shell stories from Cuba. (Ahh, Cuba, in my dreams.) Bob was easy going and enjoyed the solitude of a beach empty of people. Julie and I walked, talked and stopped to take a few photos of the texture of one of my many favorite trees. Julie found quite possibly the most unique Florida cone that I have seen collected. The colors were amazing and the size for that cone was huge. (I wish I had taken more photographs with a different background) What a great find!  I look forward to next year when we explore again.
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 17:53h, 14 December

    Love that first picture!

  • gpc
    Posted at 17:53h, 14 December

    Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!

  • Traci Mason
    Posted at 23:57h, 14 December

    Sweet pictures of the tree. I just love wood thats been sitting in the elements and weathered. It would be cool to have a nice chunk of that tree.

    Great shells..love, love the cone. They should enter it in the shell fair! 😀

  • Capt. Brian Holaway
    Posted at 10:18h, 15 December

    Traci, It was a beautiful cone.