“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

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Vetern Shellers Take Two














The mood was far from blue as we left Captiva behind and watched the sun rise at one of my favorite places on earth. The veteran shelllers returned from last week and we explored another Island. I wanted to find tusk shells in a remote region of the island. We found tusk shells and a cornucopia of miniature shells. The Sanibel Sisters would have been having a field day with there tweezers. We found rice shells, mini olives, bubble shells, augers, and 8 tusk shells.  Then we traveled to a sand flat and explored the beauty of the live shells. The trip was most enjoyable. The sounds of the osprey in the morning, hearing the dolphin breath and woodpeckers peck,was most pleasing to the senses. I look forward to exploring more in October with the Veteran Shellers.