The Farm Meets the Sea

The Farm Meets the Sea

It is not to often I get passengers from the great state of Nebraska let alone the county I was raised in. Needless to say it was a wonderful day on the water.  We covered a lot of area shelling and island hopping. Conversations were had about seashells, ranches, Ford pickups, old friends, Red Man chewing tobacco, Lake McConaughy, Panama, camping with the Tjadens, Walking Seven sprinkler systems, and the next time they will be down. I enjoyed the conversations and the passengers from the great state of Nebraska. I thought I would pass along a little Nebraska history. On the state Seal of Nebraska, it reads” Equality Before The Law”.  I always  liked that, even when I was just knee high to a grasshopper.

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.

  • Kaybe
    Posted at 04:58h, 21 January

    Nice that you got your cornhusker fix. Exchange the Lake for Okeechobee & ya'll could be mistaken for a bunch of Florida Crackers.

  • Kim@Snug Harbor
    Posted at 23:26h, 21 January

    It's always fun to visit with people from "back home."