“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, April 9, 2011

Goodbye to a Bucket





 Many of you know my briefcase is a five gallon bucket. After 12 years and over 2,700 days on the water it was finally time to let the bucket out to pasture. Thoughts of my old bucket include campfires, lightning storms, mircobursts, Everglades, anchores weighed, shells collected, sunsets, moon rises, waterspouts, and last but not least, it kept everything dry for 12 years. Farewell to an old bucket!