“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, October 12, 2012

Capt. Brian's New Shell Board





What is a shell board?
I had this idea...why not make a board that I could display and photograph my client's shells on at the end of the trip. I usually put the shells on the fish cleaning table to take pictures.  Many times I want to show how big or small a shell is. You will notice numbers across the bottom that are black and white and indicate inches.  I took this idea from one of my archaeology books. I put a few shells from the back porch on it for a "Test Run" today.  I soon realized that I need the black and white numbers on both sides going up the board.  The back of the board is an area for people to sign after the trip, if they wish.  Yes, we will have a "signing of the shell board". There you have it, Capt. Brian's shell board!