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, July 12, 2011

Paul Brooke- Explorer, Author, Photographer, Poet and friend of mine was in town, so we went exploring.  We both enjoyed exploring habitats of the barrier islands on paddle boards.  Paul was new to the paddle board, but was a quick learner and trusted me to paddle him around with his camera.  We explored remote locations as evidenced in the pictures above.  It's a joy to take authors out in the field.  To view one of Paul's recents works, go to Meditations on Egrets: Poems and Photographs of Sanibel Island.


mcnaught5 said...

It's hard to believe any of those houses survived Charlie, or any other storm for that matter. They're so exposed. One of them looks like the house Randy Wayne White used on the cover of "Deep Shadow".

Kaybe said...

Next time we want the Holaway paddle cam with the audio. The pictures are great but I'm sure there was some snappy repartee going on.

Capt. Brian Holaway said...

Kabye, You got it! I filmed a little but have not reviewed yet. I will film more next time.

Capt. Brian Holaway said...

Only the red one survived Charlie. The rest were rebuilt after Charlie. The eye went right over the fishhouses. (186 mile an hour winds) The fishouses were built in the 1920s.

Jen S. said...

I ♥ Paul and his awesome book--how lucky am I to have an AUTOGRAPHED copy of his book?!!! Sounds like you guys had a great time on your adventures! That's great :)

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Brian, you know and get to meet the most fascinating people. I want your job!