“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, April 7, 2011

Great Family and Great Shelling Day













It was time again for the annual spring trip for Chuck, Christine, Logan and Owen. I always enjoy taking this family out. They have been going with me for many years. We always manage to see something really cool in nature. This time it was a young Bald Eagle learning how to catch fish. The mother would show her how to dive on the water and the young one would reluctantly try. It was a great show of nature. We also watched dolphins play by the beach on North Captiva. The shelling was great on the next Island to the north. Chuck's favorite shell is the lettered olive (it's one of mine too) and boy did we find the lettered olives. Like his son said" Dad ,I think we are at the Olive Garden". We were indeed.  Christine had a great idea of putting the shells on driftwood for a photo. It was another great trip with a family, I always enjoy taking out. Thanks Chuck, Christine, Owen and Logan!  See you guys soon.