“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, April 17, 2012

Excellent Young Shellers









Shellers come from all over and many different ages in search of their favorite seashells. I was most impressed with the grandchildren of Pat and children of Jen. Ben has collected over 70 Wenteltraps. He has only been shelling for two years. On this trip he found three. Ben said, "I don't find Wentletraps they find me." He told me about the different types of Wentletraps and was pleased to find a Tusk shell. He was also more than elated to find a small sand dollar. Grandma had all the special containers to put them in. Izzy was also an amazing sheller. She knew the Coquinas and talked about Rose Tellins. The knowledge Ben and Izzy possessed about shells was inspiring. It was a great pleasure to listen and learn from two excellent young shellers. Thank you Ben and Izzy.