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, October 26, 2010

Cayo Costa Camping October Full Moon

Spent the last four days camping on Cayo Costa. The full moon was most satisfying from the beach. The early morning low tide walk on the beach was rewarding. It was nice to be staying on Cayo Costa, the late night sounds were refreshing, the early morning sounds were familiar and welcoming. It's always a breath of fresh air on Cayo Costa.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

October Light

The October light for taking photos has kept my camera busy. I was extremely happy to watch the sunset between Cayo Costa and North Captiva. The green channel markers are from a Marina I traveled out of for over 10 years on Captiva. The light was great for photos and the double crested cormorant felt like posing.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Sea Shells and The Beach

You never know what you will find on the beach. Everyday is a new expedition. I have been exploring some remote spots on Cayo Costa Island this month. This week lettered olives shells were found and a unique Florida fighting conch. I about fell over when I discovered this worm shell in the photo above. This particular worm shell is the thickest I have ever found. The Pacific worm shells in Panama were thick but this one was rare indeed. Not knowing what you will find is the beauty of the beach.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Fall in Southwest Florida

Fall is in the air in Southwest Florida. Many species of migrating hawks flew over Cayo Costa early this morning. The winter resident pair of bald eagles arrived today. Mullet fish were cruising the beach in huge schools. Ospreys tormented the bald eagles. White ibis casually walked on the edge of the shoreline. I followed close behind observing nature unfold in front of me as I walked into the Southwest Florida fall air.