The Johnson Family without Melissa Continued

The Johnson Family without Melissa Continued

The Johnson trip continues… I took over 500 photos on this trip. The morning sky and light on the beach were inspiring. The shelling was exciting. We found a scotch bonnet, a large horse conch, an excellent alphabet cone, sand dollars and the largest piece of coral I have ever¬†found on the beach. (It found a nice home on my back porch) After six hours of walking the beach we went once again to the delicious Tarpon Lodge.¬† The morning was beautiful and the afternoon even better. Thank you Brian and Nancy for another fun time shelling and exploring.
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 13:59h, 03 December

    Wow – what an amazing selection of shells! Looks like you hit the jackpot.

  • Traci Mason
    Posted at 13:59h, 03 December

    Okay Brian…we have a mission when we got out in January. ..I want to find one of those big conchs or welks like the Johnsons!!! Lol…

    Post some of those 500 pictures you took..Im dy'in to see some of them!! Maybe do a couple postings of pictures you took…lol…love seeing your pictures!!

  • Janet from IL
    Posted at 19:47h, 03 December

    The striped starfish is my favorite, followed closely by the sea urchin. The light is perfect!

    I'm with Traci, I'd love to see more of your pictures too.

    Have a nice day!

  • Capt. Brian Holaway
    Posted at 02:29h, 06 December

    Thank tou for the nice coments on the photos.I will try to put more on Capt. Brian

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 06:07h, 17 January

    Just remembering a special day on the water…