Vetern Shellers Take Two

Vetern Shellers Take Two

The mood was far from blue as we left Captiva behind and watched the sun rise at one of my favorite places on earth. The veteran shelllers returned from last week and we explored another Island. I wanted to find tusk shells in a remote region of the island. We found tusk shells and a cornucopia of miniature shells. The Sanibel Sisters would have been having a field day with there tweezers. We found rice shells, mini olives, bubble shells, augers, and 8 tusk shells.  Then we traveled to a sand flat and explored the beauty of the live shells. The trip was most enjoyable. The sounds of the osprey in the morning, hearing the dolphin breath and woodpeckers peck,was most pleasing to the senses. I look forward to exploring more in October with the Veteran Shellers.
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.

5 Comments
  • Jen S.
    Posted at 10:24h, 16 March

    That one with the starfish shape on it is SO COOL–just like that fossil one before, right?! I ♥ that. And I also love the teeny, tiny shell…it's so cute and little. 🙂

  • Kim@Snug Harbor
    Posted at 10:24h, 16 March

    That whelk looked like a nice one – too bad he had somebody at home. Looked like a great day!

  • Roxanne Reinhart
    Posted at 10:24h, 16 March

    You are getting better and better with that camera of yours. Love these shots!!

  • Capt. Brian Holaway
    Posted at 14:06h, 16 March

    Thanks Roxanne.

  • Capt. Brian Holaway
    Posted at 14:07h, 16 March

    Yes it is a Sandollar like the fossil, Jen.

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