“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

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Relaxing and Exploring





Last week I traveled with one of the first clients I guided as a shell guide in 1994, Hannah Millman.  This trip was nothing but relaxing and exploring and seeing old friends. Hannah and her sister Lizzy along with Clarice traveled with me to Boca Grande.  Hannah drove across Boca Grande Pass while I talked about the history of the Island sitting in the passengers seat up front. Hannah did a great job driving as we cleared Boca Grande Pass. After landing in Boca Grande we  visited old friends. Lisa Hall who makes unbelievable jelwerly out out beach glass was at Boca for two weeks( she is based out of Maine check her out). She had just returned from collecting sea glass in a location that  was intriguing.  A great time was had traveling around the island. We had lunch at one of my favorite restaurants, Temptation's. After lunch we traveled farther south in the back country exploring the nooks and crannies of Cayo Costa. I always enjoy exploring the back country of Cayo Costa and seeing old friends.