“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

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Early Morning Shelling














The morning started early with Morgan and her husband Chad. We were on the Island before the sun came up. They took advantage of the negative low tide, walking miles before the sun appeared. Morgan has been a sheller for over 20 years. She has a keen eye and appreciates a good shell when she finds one. I enjoyed listening to her stories of "Old Captiva". On the way back to the marina we observed four pods of dolphin. One of the pods I had never seen before. It was all very exciting. We took many photos of the dolphin. This trip time seemed to fly by at a rapid pace. I look forward to our next adventure.