Immerse in an ECO-Tour and Experience Southwest Florida Islands by Boat

“Captain Brian Holaway is well versed in the intricacies of our unmatched locale. He can guide to and through a multitude of out-of-the way tidal creeks, bayous, keys and islands. More important is his passionate interest and respect for the region. With unique insights from his many explorations and his studies, not only does he identify the birds and wildlife that inhabit our semi-tropical watery land, but he explains their interconnectedness to their environment and each other. In addition, he shares the fascinating history of rugged people who came long before us: Florida Native Indians, the Calusa, the Spanish, the Cubans, early homesteaders, and the wisdom evident in the growth of their culture.

You will come away with great enjoyment and a new understanding of this beautiful place and its history.”

Historian, Betty Anholt
Author of Sanibel’s Story

Friday, March 30, 2012

Colorado Kentucky Family Fun

I had a wonderful time with Toby, Angie, Ryan, Julie, Karley (super sheller) and Roger. We traveled to a remote stretch of beach empty of people. The ladies were all excellent shellers. Karley the youngest of the females impressed me with her keen shelling eye. They found many rice shells, tusk shells, key hole limpets, a baby ear shell, and many more. I was also impressed with there container for keeping the shells in. Karley loves coquinas. She found many in all different colors. I noticed a lot of small black fossilized bone in the sand. It looked like the sand on Manitosta Key. A place I had been to before with the Essential Beachcomber Karen, learning different techniques for collecting fossilized sharks teeth. Well much to my surprise we found fossilized sharks teeth. I have only found a few on the Island in 17 years. It was a great day of shell collecting with a great shelling family. I look forward to our next shelling expedition. Keep on shelling Karley!


Jen S. said...

Fossilized sharks teeth?! That's super cool!
Glad you all had such a nice time. :)

Kaybe said...

Those pill holders are great to protect mini shells after finding them. That little sheller came prepared. I also carry an old prescription bottle for tiny treasures. YahHoo! on the shark's teeth. I think it's going to be a great summer for them on Manasota Key. Even with a busy snowbird season on the beach the quantity/quality we are finding has not diminished.

pam @ i Love Shelling said...

We found a sharks tooth at Blind Pass too! That's a first I've seen at Blind Pass too. You never know what Mother Nature will be up to next. ;)

pam @ i Love Shelling said...

We found a sharks tooth at Blind Pass Sanibel Too! That's a first that I've seen there. You never know what gifts Mother Nature will give us next. ;)

Little Black Scrap Cat said...

We are looking forward to our next adventure!! Just secured our rental for October again. Woo-hoo!!!

Traci said...

What a wonderful picture of the family with the tree's. That's a great kodak moment! Love it!

Sharks teeth?? Wow...that's wicked exciting to find them there. Lots of good shelling!

This trip looks like it was a lot of fun with the family!