Immerse in an ECO-Tour and Experience Southwest Florida Islands by Boat

“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

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Adventuring South


 
















 
I rang in the new year by traveling to places I have never been before. The trip started south of Marco Island in the Ten Thousand Islands. It is a fascinating place that intrigues me even more every time I go there. The more I know the less I understand.  The awe inspiring beauty and the silence is deafening to the ears.  Hundreds of photographs were taken and new places logged in my mind. It was a great shakedown trip for my new compass(first trip for old blue). The compass worked well. Many new courses were plotted and logged. It's always a pleasure to travel just beyond the far horizon.

11 comments:

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Look at the size of those shells - you got some real beauties there.

My favorite photo is the 12th one down - it looks like a ballet dancer.

Capt. Brian Holaway said...

Kim, There were so many photos, so much to try and capture. It was a great trip.

Roxanne Reinhart said...

I have missed you. But these gorgeous photos were worth the wait. Look at all those kings crowns!!

Nancy said...

Beautiful photos, Captain! Great shells, too! Look at those King's Crowns and probably one of the prettiest Shark's Eyes I have ever seen :-) A fabulous first trip with your new compass!

AntKaybe said...

You find the coolest hunks of wood & tangled trees. You have a lot of photos because you need them for the book you need to write duh!

Capt. Brian Holaway said...

Karen, last year I took 15,000 photos. Guess it is time to sort through them.

mkdally said...

I needed this south Florida fix -- spring can't come soon enough to Minnesota! Thanks, as always, for sharing.

Janet from IL said...

Breathtaking photos! Good to see you've been out enjoying new places!

The variety of shells, especially in the second photo, is incredible.
Hope you enjoy your really low tides the next few days. Can't wait to see more of what shelling brings....

Moira said...

Great photos and shells and trees and scenery and.....EVERYthing! Wow, those Kings Crowns are making me drool!

I would love to read a book that you write!!! :D

Traci Mason said...

Brian you need to do fresh postings!!! Your lagging dude...lol....We are home now so I need postings!!! Lol...

We had such a great time going out with you for the day...sorry I couldnt make it to sunset thou. Those noseeums kicked my butt big time! But next time I wont let those little buggers get me like this last time. Rob had such a good time. Between you and Pam , you guys have turned Rob into an official sheller!! Lol...He absolutely loved the diverse landscapes of all that we saw. He equally loves your boat!! I knew he would. :)

Your the best Brian! Cant wait til August to see you again!

Capt. Brian Holaway said...

Traci, after our trip I went home and packed for the weekend. I spent the weekend on Captiva (no phones) just guitars and music with songwriter friends from Nashville. Sunday I went to Miami to see a guest speaker from the Explorers Club. I got home last night at midnight. Today 2trips to Cayo starting at 7. I look forward to looking at the photos from our trip later tonight.