“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

Monday, April 2, 2012

Driftwood








Driftwood is pleasing to the senses. It looks good, feels good, smells good, and sounds good with the water caressing its ancient bark. Lately the driftwood has been broken or taken away from a landscape that I have grown close to over the years. Sometimes driftwood is better left where it decides to fall, drifting in the senses of all who pass by.