“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, June 12, 2011

Ladies from the Lone Star State











I enjoyed the company of Cheryl and Kim, veteran shellers with over 20 years of experience shelling Cayo Costa. The first spot we stopped by on the gulf side of Cayo was brief. The next spot by the lagoon, Kim found a beautiful arrowhead sand dollar and a few sand dollar's. Cheryl snorkeled and enjoyed the water. We then traveled to the flats. The tide was very low and the shells found were..lightning whelk, horseshoe crabs, horse conchs, pear whelks, razor clams and  many in between. The flats were alive and many nice shells were collected.  I look forward to exploring with the ladies from the Lone Star State and hearing their stories. Great trip great people.