The water and clouds were inviting through the lens of the camera today. The bird in the photo is a reddish egret. I revisited my photo from an earlier post(porthole to the future). I liked the clouds in the porthole shot I took today. The beauty of the islands is that they are always changing.
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.

  • Roxanne Reinhart
    Posted at 02:45h, 19 May

    Beautiful shots again. The water looks so green. I love the shot through the porthole. Your love of the islands is so evident through your lens. Thank you for sharing with us.

  • Capt. Brian Holaway
    Posted at 11:00h, 20 May

    Thank you Roxanne .

  • Little Black Scrap Cat
    Posted at 11:01h, 20 May

    Longing for October, though not trying to wish my life away. Always enjoy your beautiful photography! Thanks for covering for Pam while they were on vacation!