“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

Sunday, December 13, 2009

December at Cayo Costa - Low Tide

The week started with fog, and lots of it. This time of year we get convection fog, also called Sea fog. This always makes things fun on the water. Well, the fog cleared and wow, just stunning, the light for photography at sunset has been "perfect" . Great conversations were had about the Everglades, a trip I usually make once a year to explore the Glades, checking out spots that I have researched throught out the year. This is one of those trips where it is the Captain Brian's holiday. I always look forward to the Glades.
The wildlife has been unbelievibile, two days ago I saw seven Bald Eagles, two, I heard the distinct call before I saw them. There must be 600 white Pelicans between Captiva and Cayo Costa. Today the water was so clear, I could see a 5 foot shark in 6 feet of water. It reminded me of May, my favorite month. Things here on the Island are pretty slow, but certanily the wildlife knows nothing about that. Every day is a new day, you never know what you will see.

Early Morning Fog, Late Night Light

Bald Eagles

Photo by Captain Brian