“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

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Turtles

Jeffrey Gaines acoustic guitar played over the boat speakers as he sang "In Your Eyes". Lost in thought as the second verse started. I noticed a dark round object off the port side of the boat. I grabbed my camera in hopes that it might be a sea turtle. I took several pictures and ended up with one great shot. The water was a magnificent blue. May through October is turtle nesting season in Florida. Last year on Cayo Costa Island there were over 200 nests on the beautiful, curvy eight miles of sandy beach. Tomorrow I will be walking the south end of Cayo Costa looking for turtle tracks. This picture of turtle tracks was taken last year at the south end of Cayo Costa on a hot July day.