“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, July 20, 2012

The Todd Family


















This was a fun adventure with Scott, his wife Karen and their kids Amanda and Alex. We saw my old friend the frigate bird swooping on the water as dolphins pushed small fish to the surface. The shelling was excellent. We reaped the rewards of Tropical Storm Debby. Alex found a beautiful Alphabet Cone. Karen found an Albino Lightning Whelk. Amanda also found many great shells. She has a really good eye. We started at my favorite spot and found many species of shells. Then we traveled to a more remote spot. I was amazed at the variety of shells we found at  this location. Cones, Murex, Sharks Eyes, Fighting Conchs, the list goes on. It was a truly a great day of shell collecting. On the way back we stopped at a local island restaurant only accessible by boat for lunch. Conversations were enjoyed as well as the food. Scott was the camera man throughout the trip. He got a great shot of the dolphin posted above. Thank you Scott for all the great photos. The adventure was most enjoyable with your family.