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

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Pocket Change and then Some

Shells go through the washing machine and the dryer frequently.(occupational hazard) Here are some that I have picked up over the year.  It is always a joy finding new treasures, that eventually make it to the pile of "spare change".

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Morning On The Water

Like Rod Stewart said." Every picture tells a story." I was happy to be there.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Fall Equinox

 I woke at 4:00 am today to watch the fall equinox sun rise and the moon beams on the water. The east southeast wind pushed me up to the south end of Cayo Costa. I shut the engine off and drifted with the tide as Orion faded away and the sun appeared. The beach on Cayo Costa looked tranquil and inviting. I threw the anchors out and waded ashore with camera in hand. The early morning light was inspiring.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

I enjoyed taking world travelers from California around the islands. We enjoyed photographing wild dolphin, manatee and landscapes. Heather, Robbie, Ray and the twins, Madison and Rob. The trip was filled with beautiful beach sandollars and many unique shells from the island. Robbie asked if there were any geocatches on the island. I said, "why yes there is" and we walked up the beach and discovered one.   Madison found an excellent white fighting conch as you can see in the picture (great find Madison).  The trip was filled with new adventures for the kids and the parents.  I enjoyed the whole thing - being a kid and a parent.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Island Images

A fellow photographer loaned me a 12 x 24 Nikon lens. I loved it!  What a great lens. I enjoyed taking many photos( Over 200). The south end of Cayo never looked so good through a lens.  I  need to put that lens on my Christmas/ birthday/ groundhog day/ list.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Capt. Brian's Day Off

I traveled to  a remote region of Florida not on many maps called Devils Garden. The landscape was  full of solitude, wildlife and cattle. I enjoyed watching the landscapes and the sun rise through the lens of the camera. I also missed Cayo Costa.