“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

Monday, March 1, 2010

Cayo Costa Island

I really don't know if there are enough adjectives to describe Cayo Costa Island. Every time I go there is a gift. I remember the first time I went to this tantalizing island. I moved fast wanting to cover as much area as possible. That was August 1994 . Now I move at a slower pace but still take everything in like it may be my last. I was very fortunate to spend over two hundred and forty days there last year. I wish I could have been there more. Many full moons, lots of sunny days, some stormy, some buggy. Some cold nights, a few sleepless. But always "good days". I look forward to being there tomorrow.