“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 23, 2010

What a beautiful week on the out islands. The May weather never ceases to amaze me. This week on Cayo Costa Island, the water looked like the Bahamas. A good friend from Colorado finally made it down here to southwest Florida. Capt. Brian finally put his long pants away and wore shorts for the first time since January. The last time I wore shorts was in January on my excursion to the mesmerizing Everglades.
Today I took a long time client out to look at the characteristics of boats on Boca Grande. This client is looking to have a custom boat, built in the Bahamas. I was able to run the Muspa out in the Gulf of Mexico along the shoreline of North Captiva then continuing North past Cayo Costa into Boca Grande Pass. The long stretch of beach on Cayo Costa brings back fresh memories of sea grape leaves, jelly fish, picnic tables, strawberries and finding old bottles. Cayo Costa holds many special memories and thoughts, both past and hopeful future. Oh, how I relish the month of May. I look forward to being there tomorrow, walking on the sand, feeling the air, seeing old trees and smelling old memories.