“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

Monday, July 18, 2011

Fossiling Expedition Part 1











Like the tide the full moon waits for no one. This is what I was thinking as I woke up at 3:30 in the morning . My plan was to watch the full moon set as I traveled up the coast to Englewood, Florida in search of fossilized shark teeth. Billy Gibbons was playing his guitar as the moon set and the sun emerged. I enjoyed the sounds of Billy's guitar as the moon and sun took turns falling and rising from the south end of Cayo Costa. I got a little distracted in the early morning light and took over 300 photos of Cayo Costa before I told myself that was enough.  Then I took a dozen more.  Later that day I was welcomed to Engelwood by a fellow beachcomber, actually,"The Essential Beachcomber".  More soon to come.