“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, March 10, 2012

Full Moon Morning












The morning started with the moon low on the western horizon. I traveled with two veteran shellers to secret spot # 5. Five days before our trip the winds on the gulf were 30 mph plus. I was anxious to check out the high tide line, now that the gulf was finally calm. Many shells were collected. The highlights were Olives, a beautiful Lace Murex, Fighting Conchs, two very large Banded Tulips, excellent worm shells and an Albino Whelk. Observing live Olives was also a treat. The solitude on the beach was pleasing to the ears. I enjoyed exploring with two veteran shellers.