Shelling With Katie And Penny

Shelling With Katie And Penny

Katie is an avid sheller and probably the youngest blog follower. Katie’s mom told me about her daughter’s passion for shelling as we left the dock. Katie had reread her shell guide book on the plane ride down from Kansas City.  She found three zig zag scallops, olives, sand dollars, a perfect mini turkey wing along with many other treasures. We walked past thousands of coquinas which was an amazing sight. While we were shelling a pod of dolphins swam close to the beach. It was a most enjoyable day of shelling with Katie and Penny.
Keep on shelling and HAPPY BIRTHDAY Katie!
Brian Holaway
relaxandexplore@gmail.com

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.

6 Comments
  • Kim@Snug Harbor
    Posted at 22:57h, 17 July

    They made some good finds including some beautiful sand dollars.

    Bee and I have been crafting with all the shells we got in May on our trip with you. I need a Sanibel fix.

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 16:35h, 19 July

    Thank you so much for a great day. Katie loved her day shelling with Cap'n Brian! It truly was her favorite part of turning 12 in Sanibel. The pictures are great! My family back home really enjoyed seeing all the beautiful pictures!
    We'll definitely do it again next time we visit!!

    Penny Redd

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 16:35h, 19 July

    Thank you so much for a great day. Katie loved her day shelling with Cap'n Brian! It truly was her favorite part of turning 12 in Sanibel. The pictures are great! My family back home really enjoyed seeing all the beautiful pictures!
    We'll definitely do it again next time we visit!!

    Penny Redd

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 16:35h, 19 July

    Those pictures are great!! I had so much fun shelling with you!! -katie

  • Penny Redd
    Posted at 16:35h, 19 July

    Thank you so much for a great day! It was an unforgettable birthday for Katie. She can't quit talking about shelling with Cap'n Brian. It truly was the highlight of her week. Your pictures are beautiful. My family back home loved seeing the pictures! We'll definitely do it again next time we come for a visit!

  • Tilly
    Posted at 20:21h, 23 August

    This is great!

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