Seashells Galore

Seashells Galore

The day before the September full moon, I went where few people have ever been before, my garage.  Yes, a few of you have been there before talking, sitting, observing, or just passing through with a shellful mind. But on Saturday I cleaned (and went through 17 years worth of,” shall I say treasures?”) and found many new treasures in my quest to see the other end of the garage. I found a bowl full of sharks eyes from 1994. A beautiful white fighting conch and king’s crown’s from 1998 not far from Watson’s place in the Ten Thousand Islands. The other gem found was boxes of beautiful shells and pieces of shell, bone and fossils for shell jewelry. I have not made any shell jewelry for a long time. The garage is clean now, my little writing table that was off to the side is vacant of words. The new/ old treasures have been relocated to the back porch. The back porch that I promise to organize on the first snow day I get.

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.

  • Jen S.
    Posted at 05:41h, 12 September

    I have been lucky enough to have been in your garage, and I thought it was really neat! I also love your seashell room as well. Super cool 🙂

  • Kim@Snug Harbor
    Posted at 18:48h, 13 September

    ROFL – first snow day – thats a good one. I want to come see your collection. I keep bringing them home from Sanibel and my shell piles are getting larger. My husband thinks I'm nuts but you can just never have too many shells…