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“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

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Welcome Capt. Brian's New Compass







The fog rolled in shortly after I left the north end of Cayo last week. I looked down at my compass to get a bearing. The compass was not working. Then I pulled out my handheld GPS and studied the last landmarks as the fog proceeded to get thicker. The GPS worked fine but not having a working compass made me uneasy. Today the new compass was installed. The old compass is from 1981 the same year my boat was built. I have a lot of fond memories with this compass. It has lead me to many places I have dreamed about. It never led me astray. ( Although I have been astray a few times, it wasn't the compass' fault.) I look forward to where this new compass will lead me.

11 comments:

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Awww Brian, you just shot down my image of you using a sextant to navigate. LOL! I hope your old compass found a new home in your back room with all your sea treasures.

May your new compass guide you safely to new destinations and home again.

AntKaybe said...

Dang Son! Perilous times. So what are you going to make out of the old compass? It would look cool in a shadow box vignette. I know you did not toss it did you?

Capt. Brian Holaway said...

I had a plan for the old compass. First plan got shot down. So soon everybody will see the second plan. Yes I still have the compass.

Traci Mason said...

A working compass would make all of us a bit more comfortable too..you know..just in case...lol...ummm not that I know how to read one if I had too mind you..lol..

I like the shadow box idea and then hang it on your back porch with your shelling treasures like Kim suggested! Haha..the best of both ideas!!

What was your first idea that got shot down? And do share the second....suspense!!

Capt. Brian Holaway said...

Traci, I will show you the finished compass project when you get here.

Capt. Brian Holaway said...

Traci, I will show you the finished compass project when you get here.

Moira said...

ooohhhhh! I love the new compass!! And these comments have me chuckling, too! I hope you take a pic of Traci by the new compass - for those of us who couldn't make the shellabaloo!!!

Moira said...

ooohhhhh! I love the new compass!! And these comments have me chuckling, too! I hope you take a pic of Traci by the new compass - for those of us who couldn't make the shellabaloo!!!

Capt. Brian Holaway said...

Moira, I will be sure to get a photo of Traci by the compass.

Nancy said...

Not sure how I missed this post. Love the new blue compass and your matching shirt!! The Muspa and your old compass are a year younger than Melissa. That makes her mother feel old... We would feel safe with you even with a broken compass. Looking forward to hearing how you have gone astray :-)

Capt. Brian Holaway said...

Nancy, Well there was this one time..........