“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, May 1, 2012

Mangoes and Seashells









The last three days have been blue sky, then gray with scattered showers. I observed dolphin and paddle boarded past tarpon while enjoying taking pictures of a young Osprey that has been crying and learning how to fly for three days.  I also collected shells and found the second largest piece of Angel Wing shell EVER. This time of year in the islands is my favorite and is even better because the mangoes are earlier than usual. My new favorite is the honey mango, OMG. There is nothing better than a mango pulled out of an iced cooler, cut and eaten on the salt water, delicious.