“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

Saturday, February 12, 2011









  I enjoyed taking photos of places I have observed before and found some new ones that I have never seen before. I was busy taking pictures of the sea grape leaves lost in thought when I got tangled / scraped by a nicker bean vine. The vine was somewhere I have not seen this plant before. The nicker bean is a favorite shrub of mine that produces  a seed pod that you occasionally find on the beach. The seed pod is also called a "sea pearl".  I never tire of the smooth sea pearl. The sunset on the water tonight was equally satisfying. The moon was half full in the daylight hours. I gave Van Morrison a rest and let Neil Young sing Harvest Moon as the wake of the boat found the shore of Captiva Island.