“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, March 24, 2011

Shelling on the Flats







On the evening of the fullest moon in 18 years, I found myself looking for seashells on a lone sandbar. My client was a retired teacher from the great state of Nebraska with her sister Mary. Many live shells were observed.  Many non-living shells were collected including rose tellins, sunray venus, one beautiful horse conch, a razor clam along with other special shells. The trip was very satisfying for the teacher from Nebraska who was an avid shell collector.  The moon was pleasing to the eye as I pointed the bow of the boat into the the moon beams on the water. Thoughts of past moons flooded my memories like a broken down dam.