“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

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Fun With Kristen, Judi and Dorinda












I enjoyed the company of Kristen, Judi, and Dorinda on a shelling outing to secret spot number three. Kristen and Judi were veteran shellers. Dorinda was a first time sheller and had a blast. She enjoyed finding sand dollars and fighting conchs. Judi uses some of the shells for crafts. Kristen is a good sheller with a good eye for finding sun ray venus. We were excited to find a zig zag scallop (Flat shell). A new shell pile had emerged north of secret spot number three while I was sleeping. Because it was not there 14 hours earlier. This shell pile was over a foot deep and Kristen and I covered every inch. Many olives were found. Kristen was helpful in many ways on this trip. She reminded me that I left my camera back at secret spot number three. I had set it down to wade out to the boat and she noticed it when I was pulling the bow anchor. She even drove the boat while I put down the spray hood. Thank you Kristen, Judi and Dorinda for a fun trip.