“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

Monday, December 13, 2010

Heavy Surf and Good Shelling

Today the wind gusts were up to 46 miles an hour. I was driving out to Captiva and noticed the large amount of shells at blind pass on the Captiva side of the island. The surf was extremely large and the shells on the beach were amazing. I was in a hurry but just had to stop. I was there for five minutes and found a scotch bonnet and two zig zag scallops, also a very nice moon snail. All the shells in the pictures were found today.