“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

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Fun Time Shelling













I had a great time with long time visitors to the islands. Carol, Tom, Dean and the sometimes militant sheller, Bonnie. We started our trip by travelling to favorite spot number one. Bonnie found a great small horse conch. Carol found olives and many minis. Tom was just happy to be wading in the water with his shell net. Dean covered lots of area and found some very nice sun ray venus. After spending time at favorite spot number one we traveled to "Stu and Vicki's Spot". The olives were rolling in and Carol kept saying " I won't pick another olive" then she picked up another one, then another. (I think she is getting the shelling bug). We also found sand dollars, two albino cockles, two tusks,  banded tulips, apple murexs, worm shells and baby's ears.  It was a great trip! I enjoyed the conversations and listening to their stories about earlier years on the island. We also got to break in the shell board today. Carol was the first one to sign the board. I am looking forward to when they return. Thank you for a fun day on the water!