“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, March 30, 2012

Colorado Kentucky Family Fun














I had a wonderful time with Toby, Angie, Ryan, Julie, Karley (super sheller) and Roger. We traveled to a remote stretch of beach empty of people. The ladies were all excellent shellers. Karley the youngest of the females impressed me with her keen shelling eye. They found many rice shells, tusk shells, key hole limpets, a baby ear shell, and many more. I was also impressed with there container for keeping the shells in. Karley loves coquinas. She found many in all different colors. I noticed a lot of small black fossilized bone in the sand. It looked like the sand on Manitosta Key. A place I had been to before with the Essential Beachcomber Karen, learning different techniques for collecting fossilized sharks teeth. Well much to my surprise we found fossilized sharks teeth. I have only found a few on the Island in 17 years. It was a great day of shell collecting with a great shelling family. I look forward to our next shelling expedition. Keep on shelling Karley!