Pocket Change and then Some

Pocket Change and then Some

Shells go through the washing machine and the dryer frequently.(occupational hazard) Here are some that I have picked up over the year.  It is always a joy finding new treasures, that eventually make it to the pile of “spare change”.


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 01:58h, 30 September

    That's the kind of spare change I like!

  • Kaybe
    Posted at 09:04h, 30 September

    I have had a few shark's teeth go through the washing machine. What a nice cone to the bottom-left – very vibrant color.

  • Little Black Scrap Cat
    Posted at 16:44h, 30 September

    Yeah – never makes me too happy when I find such things in my new washer. Usually it's rocks since we don't pick a lot of shells in AZ. I'd probably be happier if my "pocket change" looked like yours!! Maybe next week……