“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

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Welcome Capt. Brian's New Compass







The fog rolled in shortly after I left the north end of Cayo last week. I looked down at my compass to get a bearing. The compass was not working. Then I pulled out my handheld GPS and studied the last landmarks as the fog proceeded to get thicker. The GPS worked fine but not having a working compass made me uneasy. Today the new compass was installed. The old compass is from 1981 the same year my boat was built. I have a lot of fond memories with this compass. It has lead me to many places I have dreamed about. It never led me astray. ( Although I have been astray a few times, it wasn't the compass' fault.) I look forward to where this new compass will lead me.