“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, March 7, 2012

Christine, Susan, Elaine And Young Grasshopper Continued




Christine and crew gave me a surprise present ( Actually four). Fossils from far off places. The fossils are all from Madagascar except the Lions Paw it came from the Carolina's. Thank you for the fossils and a fun day on the water.

Susan,Christine, Elaine, and Young Grasshopper
















The day before the March full moon, Christine, Susan, Elaine, and Young Grasshopper left the dock in search of shells, a sunset, great food and a moonrise. We all got more than we were looking for. The trip started by traveling to one of my favorites places to eat by the water. The delicious and beautiful Tarpon Lodge. After lunch we toured the 50 acre archaeological site at the Randell Research Center. The vistas from these large shell mounds are stunning. Then we boated over to secret spot #...The entry into this spot was delayed due to other boats in area. Finally, we arrived on a beautiful stretch of beach and the weather was perfect. Time quickly flew by, it was time to move on and get the anchor set to watch the sun fall into the Gulf. The ride was windy and Captain Brian got very wet. The sunset and moonrise were toasted with champagne. We were the only boat out on the water. (Probably due to the high winds:) The moon was beautiful and the sunset and conversation were equally as satisfying. We pulled anchor under an almost full moon and travelled back to the dock. The trip back was memorable and very wet. I dumped over a cup of water out of my boot. Christine and crew are always laid back and enjoy whatever the day unfolds.