“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

Friday, January 20, 2012

The Farm Meets the Sea



It is not to often I get passengers from the great state of Nebraska let alone the county I was raised in. Needless to say it was a wonderful day on the water.  We covered a lot of area shelling and island hopping. Conversations were had about seashells, ranches, Ford pickups, old friends, Red Man chewing tobacco, Lake McConaughy, Panama, camping with the Tjadens, Walking Seven sprinkler systems, and the next time they will be down. I enjoyed the conversations and the passengers from the great state of Nebraska. I thought I would pass along a little Nebraska history. On the state Seal of Nebraska, it reads" Equality Before The Law".  I always  liked that, even when I was just knee high to a grasshopper.