“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, May 16, 2010

May is my favorite Month in Florida. This week was spent enjoying the beautiful waters around Cayo Costa Island and North Captiva Island. Between the two Islands is Captiva Pass where the water flows from the Gulf of Mexico to Pine Island Sound . The new moon was this past week and the tides have been super low towards sunset. Two days I spent watching the sunset, drifting on the tide with the engine off, observing the wildlife and listening to the sound of the tide take me out into the Gulf of Mexico. Spotted eagle rays jumped out of the water, osprey flew by with fish in their talons, loggerhead turtles swam by the boat, small blue crabs clung to the floating sea grass and 6 foot tarpon gulped air as they rolled by. May is a magical month in Southwest Florida.
P.S. I mentioned in the last blog that sea turtle nesting has started. There is currently one nest on Cayo Costa Island.