The Last Full Moon

The Last Full Moon

Steve Earl sang about Copperhead Road as the sun fell into the Gulf of Mexico. I enjoyed the sunset and the last full moon of the year.  Steve kept singing about Copperhead Road and Charlie don’t ya know. I look forward to the next moon and exploring farther south without Charlie don’t you know.

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.

  • AntKaybe
    Posted at 10:29h, 28 December

    Nothing like a little power twang to play the full moon by. We had a huge fish kill on Manasota – mainly mullet. Really wired cos last RT outbreak had a variety including lots of eels. It was in the air big time so be careful out there.

  • Capt. Brian Holaway
    Posted at 10:49h, 28 December

    That's weird and kinda scary at the same time. Dead mullet Is not a good thing at all. The mullet are tough just like you Florida crackers. I don't remember having a red tide with dead mullet. I remember dead eels back in 96 and I believe 2000, but never mullet. Thanks for the heads up, sorry to hear about the red tide. Ps I have your tide marked so hope to see you then.

  • mkdally
    Posted at 16:27h, 28 December

    Ah…lovely photos, as usual.

  • Capt. Brian Holaway
    Posted at 22:18h, 28 December

    Mk, Thank you. Hope all is well your way. I biked by Laikia Ln the other day on my lunch break and thought of you guys. Let me know when you are here. I want to find the first shell for your new edition.

  • Kim@Snug Harbor
    Posted at 11:32h, 02 January

    Happy New Year Brian!!!

  • Capt. Brian Holaway
    Posted at 02:30h, 03 January

    Happy new year Kim!