Here are a few more photos of the 400 I took a few days ago. I look forward to taking more photos tomorrow at a new location in Florida that I have heard a lot about. This time I will have to travel by truck. I look forward to the land adventure. But look more forward to returning to the Island that I already miss, Cayo Costa.

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.

  • Traci
    Posted at 14:21h, 24 March


    Did you happen to identify the age of the tree in your last photo. I pulled it up for a larger view but I just can't tell how many rings?

    Where you headed on land? Can wait to hear about it!

  • Kaybe
    Posted at 19:05h, 25 March

    I love the stumps. Hope you got some good fotos at Amberjack. Can't wait to see them. You're going to need to take a month off this summer to recover from your busy season.

  • Susan
    Posted at 15:47h, 26 March

    Love the last one, where the bend of the driftwood branches match those of the clouds.

  • Little Black Scrap Cat
    Posted at 09:55h, 28 March

    Beautiful, as always!