Kim And Chablis Rolling With The Tide

Kim And Chablis Rolling With The Tide

Kim and Chablis have traveled with me for many years. They are always open for adventure and whatever comes our way. They can both roll with the tide.  The trip started by seeing a large pod of dolphin out in the Gulf. Chablis and Kim both took many photos. Next it was off to secret spot Z, however we got sidetracked along the way. The water was so clear we just had to stop to explore the grass flats and shallow sand bars. Eventually we made our way to secret spot Z spot. The beach was empty of people and full of solitude. The afternoon storm clouds were edging closer so we started our trek back to Captiva. On the way back we briefly stopped at secret spot no number where a cherished shell was found:).  Chablis made me a very cool sign for my back porch. I have included a picture of Chablis and I with the sign, also a picture of the sign on my back porch. Thank you Chablis for sign and thank you both for another fun adventure on the water. 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.

  • Karen Blackford
    Posted at 19:27h, 08 June

    Oh man!! What a cool sign and it looks so good on your back porch seashell room. The best thing about the web is meeting like-minded people like Kim, Chablis & Capt Brian. There's nothing like sharing our love of the sea in person.

  • Moira
    Posted at 19:27h, 08 June

    I heard about your fun time! It's always fun to go out with you and see what nature has to offer. Can't wait till August!

  • Kim@Snug Harbor
    Posted at 19:27h, 08 June

    Brian, our day on the water with you is always the highlight of our trip. You always make it special and we so appreciate that.

    I was thrilled to get my horse conch this trip and it will have a place of honor on my desk.

    Chablis is happy you like the sign that she made especially for you. I can't wait until our next excursion.

  • Nancy
    Posted at 20:54h, 08 June

    Fabulous clouds in your photos and the sign Chablis made looks great on your back porch!!

  • gpc
    Posted at 10:18h, 09 June

    Chablis makes so many beautiful things, and she did a great job on your sign! Glad you all had such a great day! 🙂

  • Kathy H
    Posted at 10:18h, 09 June

    Wow. Looks like another great adventure. The sign looks perfect on your back porch with all of the shells.

  • Shelllady
    Posted at 10:18h, 09 June

    Sounds like you had another awesome trip with Kim and Chablis, I hope to meet them in person one day, we've been 'blogger buddies' for years!!

    We also hope to plan another trip with you Capt Brian, trying to work out a schedule so we can go early July!! Beautiful pictures as usual!! Thanks for taking us along!

  • ~Lavender Dreamer~
    Posted at 01:51h, 12 June

    What awesome photos and an amazing day! Love the sign and hearing about your adventures. I would love to come down there some time! Enjoy your week!