Immerse in an ECO-Tour and Experience Southwest Florida Islands by Boat
“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, June 29, 2011
Sunday, June 26, 2011
Friday, June 24, 2011
of the Florida ladies.The tomatoes were home grown from one of the ladies and the sandwich's were also homemade. Karen made her special brownies of white chocolate, chocolate and raspberries. They were delicious. After a very nice lunch we observed the grass flats and shell formations that have been around for a long time. The three ladies gave me a treasure of their own. Sharks teeth, a beautiful card, brownies, a glass, a copy of a great book "A gift from The Sea" and a good feel for the Islands.Thank you for all of the above. Brian
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Friday, June 17, 2011
One of the many things I enjoy about Cayo Costa is the botany. Today I photographed the flowering black mangrove tree. This tree uses the salt water and releases the salt through it's leaves. If you look close you can see the salt on the leaf. The underside of the leaf is a pale color. This is from the salt. In the months of June and July the tree can be very productive for honey. The honey is clear white. In the early 1900's there was a gentleman who lived on Cayo Costa with a large family who collected the honey from the black mangrove. I have always liked the location of his long gone house, an ancient shell mound. The vistas are breath taking but sleeping is hard. This is one of the many things I enjoy about Cayo Costa.