“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

Saturday, January 9, 2010

LAST SUNSET 2009

The last sunset of 2009, was a good one. The blue moon was even better. It was slick calm. You could have skipped a rock to Mexico. I have been busy helping orchestrate a photo shoot for a magazine. The early morning light and sunrises have been, "stop the boat, stunning." Cabbage Key is always fun to visit; it is a small 100 acre Island that you can only get to by boat. This week I was up there early in the morning, for breakfast. Cabbage Key is very old Florida, and a favorite destination for boaters from all over. The restaurant was built in the 1920's as a house, then later turned into a restaurant. The interesting thing with Cabbage is the atmosphere. You never know who you may run into, someone running from the law, or someone who is the law.