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

Friday, June 24, 2011

Florida Ladies

Great day on the water. Today I had the privilege of taking out three native Floridians. We traveled to Cayo Costa. The weather was perfect. The beaches were full of solitude and stories... I enjoyed listening to stories about old Florida and the shells collected. The ladies enjoyed the beach and beautiful water. We ate an excellent lunch on the boat. Courtesy
 of the Florida ladies.The tomatoes were home grown from one of the ladies and the sandwich's were also homemade. Karen made her special brownies of white chocolate, chocolate and raspberries. They were delicious. After a very nice lunch we observed the grass flats and shell formations that have been around for a long time. The three ladies gave me a treasure of their own. Sharks teeth, a beautiful card, brownies, a glass, a copy of a great book "A gift from The Sea" and a good feel for the Islands.Thank you for all of the above. Brian


Kim@Snug Harbor said...

First I saw the blonde hair and the white hat. I thought "That looks like Karen." Then I saw the sharks teeth and I thought "Ok, that is definitely Karen!" I'm so glad she got to come spend the day with you. Looks like it was a good day for all! P.S. those brownies looked to-die-for!!

Shellbelle said...

I know how excited Karen was about this trip with you and I can't wait to hear all about it from her! I can see you were the lucky recipient of Karen's thoughtfulness, I treasure the copy of that book she gave more years ago than I can remember and her brownies saved the day when we stayed on Honeymoon Island past sundown. NIce to know that captains, as well as park rangers, love brownies!

Thanks for all you do to show folks the wonders of the Gulf!

Jen S. said...

Sounds like you guys had a wonderful time. And boy are they thoughtful...those brownies sound DELICIOUS! MMMMM :)

Little Black Scrap Cat said...

Good food. Good company. Nice views. Shelling. What more can you ask for?

Kaybe said...

Capt. Brian is the best shelling guide evah! It was a super fun day for my cousins & myself. Thanks again Capt. Brian.

iLoveShelling said...

Beautiful day! Okay, why arent we talking about those huge whelks???!!! ;) LOL Did you find them all that day? And shark eyes too?

simone said...

Sounds like a fun time-I'm so jealous. Glad you guys had fun though. I'm a new follower. Cheers