October Photos

October Photos

November is here. I have been enjoying the many white pelicans (winter residents) and the shelling. The cold fronts have started and the shells are rolling in with the heavy seas from the cold fronts. I look forward to the low tides, but not the cold weather.

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 14:07h, 02 November

    I really like the shot of the pier. I'd like to sit on the chair at the end of it with a pina colada.

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 11:26h, 14 November

    Hi Brian! found your blog via I Love Shelling. Love seeing your pictures and your adventures. Your back porch looks great! We'll be down for the holidays. Hope to see you again. Corly (and Paul B)

  • Little Black Scrap Cat
    Posted at 01:58h, 21 November

    Cool to see our shelling bag in your October pics!!