“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

Tuesday, July 12, 2011








Paul Brooke- Explorer, Author, Photographer, Poet and friend of mine was in town, so we went exploring.  We both enjoyed exploring habitats of the barrier islands on paddle boards.  Paul was new to the paddle board, but was a quick learner and trusted me to paddle him around with his camera.  We explored remote locations as evidenced in the pictures above.  It's a joy to take authors out in the field.  To view one of Paul's recents works, go to Meditations on Egrets: Poems and Photographs of Sanibel Island.