“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, March 30, 2011

Photograpgy and Exploring






I always enjoy a trip with Paul and Koni. They are from the wonderful state of South Dakota. ( I go way back in the Dakotas) This trip Paul and Koni brought along friends, it was enjoyable to listen and watch Koni point out all of the Islands as we made our way towards Cayo Costa. I surprised Koni by taking her to a spot we had never been to before. The beach was quiet and full of solitude. Next we traveled to  historic fishouses in Pine Island Sound. The tide allowed me to get very close. Paul took many photos, and I tried to give him all angles of the light. Everyone was smiling as we finished taking photos and started our trek back to Captiva. The trip was enjoyable for Paul, Koni and there guests.  I always learn something from Paul who has an excellent eye for capturing images.   After finishing my last trip of the day I traveled alone to Cayo Costa for the night. I took many photos of the sunset at the south end  of Cayo Costa while Jennifer Nettles sang a Matt Nathanson song over and over. It is always nice being on the water at sunset, even better spending the night on Cayo Costa, even for just a few hours.