“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, September 12, 2011

Seashells Galore











The day before the September full moon, I went where few people have ever been before, my garage.  Yes, a few of you have been there before talking, sitting, observing, or just passing through with a shellful mind. But on Saturday I cleaned (and went through 17 years worth of," shall I say treasures?'') and found many new treasures in my quest to see the other end of the garage. I found a bowl full of sharks eyes from 1994. A beautiful white fighting conch and king's crown's from 1998 not far from Watson's place in the Ten Thousand Islands. The other gem found was boxes of beautiful shells and pieces of shell, bone and fossils for shell jewelry. I have not made any shell jewelry for a long time. The garage is clean now, my little writing table that was off to the side is vacant of words. The new/ old treasures have been relocated to the back porch. The back porch that I promise to organize on the first snow day I get.