Montana and Minnesota Ladies

Montana and Minnesota Ladies

Great day on the water with a happy group of ladies. I knew it was going to be a great trip when Ann peered over the bow of the boat and said “you are wearing a different hat Capt. Brian.” Ann is from Minnesota and her cousins Lynn, Pattie and Lori are from Montana.  Lori’s laugh should be a ring tone. Pattie is sharp as a whip and made me laugh. Lynn is an avid sheller and has a great collection. Ann is a crazy sheller and shell crafter. (I am going to do a blog on her wild shell wall she created, so stay tuned for that one)  We left the dock as the sun was rising. The ride out to the island was filled with smiles. Ann stepped of the boat and found the most amazing leafy jewel box that I have seen in 20 years. (I personally have never found one.)  We all enjoyed the sounds of the morning on the beach. The beach was stunning. (no matter how many times I go there, it still is inspiring to the eye) We all enjoyed the beach and I didn’t want to leave but I had to get back to the opening ceremonies of the Sanibel Shell Fair. Thank you ladies for a happy day 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.

  • Anne Scheidecker
    Posted at 02:56h, 08 March

    Lynn found the leafy jewel box. Lynn, Patti+ Laurie grew up in Montana, but now live in St Thomas, Billings MT, + Santa Clara CA respectively. Anne lives in Fergus Falls MN + reads Capt Brians blog religiously!

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