“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, February 24, 2013

Shelling With Katherine, Tom and Doris














The day started early for veteran sheller Katherine, Tom and Doris. We ran the Gulf to favorite Island number one. The dolphins were fun to see and hear as we took many photographs. I love it when the gulf is calm. Katherine and I walked and talked as we looked for new treasures. She found a great piece of junonia, a beautiful worm shell, three baby ears and two tusks, We also found the largest piece of an angel wing shell that I have ever seen. Katherine enjoyed learning about the ghost crab habitat and the intricacies of the wind effect on the beach dunes. It was a fun trip with Katherine, Tom and Doris.  Keep on shelling!

5 comments:

Nancy said...

Looks like a great day on the water!! I love the footprint photo. I can't imagine what could be better than standing on the beach in the last photo.

Capt. Brian Holaway said...

Nancy, The only thing better would be a 4 inch sharks eye in one hand and the tarpon lodge menu in the other. I think Rob would bring it out if we called it in. They all love you at the Tarpon.

Nancy said...

You read my mind, Captain Brian - just left out one thing :-) Rob and the crew at the Tarpon are the best. He is a great host and is always willing and able to handle our photo ops. I feel like an old friend when we are there. The food and drinks are pretty tasty, too:-) It is going to be way too long between visits this year.

Traci Mason said...

Thats a big star fish!! Nice. Always a great find when one finds a nutmeg! Love them.

Great finds and sounds like a great day as usual!!!

Anonymous said...

We had the best morning. I really enjoyed our talks about the wind and the starfish. Can't wait for next year when we can go out with you again. Happy Shelling. Katherine