“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

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Exploring Cayo Costa

The shelling has been good. The surf has been heavy and the tides low. Here are a few shells I collected this week and on Thanksgiving day. I also had the opportunity to take an 88 year old man and his daughter to Cayo Costa. His family was on Cayo Costa in 1870. The day on the water with this sharp man was extremely enjoyable. We explored old trails and made some new ones. I look forward to exploring the north end of the island very soon, in search of the family's home sight. It was nice shelling and exploring the north end of the island.