“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

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Masterpieces of a Sheller

This week I took out a longtime shelling client to Cayo Costa Island. Her family has been shell collecting with me for over 10 years. She is a selective sheller and has produced some excellent shell art from some of her shell collecting. She has an amazing eye for finding the color of the shell for her art piece. Her work shows the longevity and time it takes to complete the work she enjoys and is pleasing to any sheller's eye. The great enjoyment of being a guide, is meeting people and discovering what they do with their treasures. The pictures here tell the story of her shelling treasures.