“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

Monday, March 4, 2013

Long Time Visitors To The Islands

















Carol and Max have been frequent visitors to the islands for decades. We started the early morning out by walking the flats on a low tide. It was perfect conditions with the wind in our favor. Carol and I walked and took photographs of the beautiful sea life on the flats while shelling. Max went exploring barefoot over the flats like a true native. I enjoyed talking to Max and listening to his stories. After walking the flats we went to the beach where we found many excellent shells. Carol was happy to find a few new shells, two large specimens of a large whelk and a horse conch. The shelling and beach combing were great and the conversations just as good. Thank you Carol and Max for a great day of exploring. Hope to see you at the Shell Fair this week.