“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

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Merry Christmas from Captain Brian






Merry Christmas from the Islands! The shells in the photos were all self collected in the last 17 years from my favorite beach. I am thankful to walk on this beach as much as I do. Every day is a gift.  May your days be filled with low tides and blue skies. I thought I would share a quote from a lady who used to explore the beaches of Captiva.
I think of this quote often, as I walk my favorite beach.
    "The waves echo behind me. Patience- Faith -Openness...
      is what the sea has to teach. 
      Simplicity - Solitude - Intermittency ...
      But there are other beaches to explore.
      There are more shells to find. 
      This is only the beginning."
                                            -Ann Morrow Lindbergh.