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
Monday, December 24, 2012
This year has been a good year of shelling, photography and exploring.
Many new shells were collected and new territories explored.
Thank you for being a part of my adventures.
I look forward to many more this year.
Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday season.
Saturday, December 22, 2012
The fog rolled in shortly after I left the north end of Cayo last week. I looked down at my compass to get a bearing. The compass was not working. Then I pulled out my handheld GPS and studied the last landmarks as the fog proceeded to get thicker. The GPS worked fine but not having a working compass made me uneasy. Today the new compass was installed. The old compass is from 1981 the same year my boat was built. I have a lot of fond memories with this compass. It has lead me to many places I have dreamed about. It never led me astray. ( Although I have been astray a few times, it wasn't the compass' fault.) I look forward to where this new compass will lead me.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Monday, December 17, 2012
I am happy to report that I have completed the yearly evaluation for Dolphin Smart. Dolphin Smart promotes responsible viewing of wild dolphins. I look forward to another year of educating people about wild dolphins in their natural habitat. The Dolphin Smart program is in Hawaii, Alabama and Florida. There are only two small boat operators in the whole program. I am proud to be one of them.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Julie and Bob are well travelled shellers. I enjoyed listening to Julie's shell stories from Cuba. (Ahh, Cuba, in my dreams.) Bob was easy going and enjoyed the solitude of a beach empty of people. Julie and I walked, talked and stopped to take a few photos of the texture of one of my many favorite trees. Julie found quite possibly the most unique Florida cone that I have seen collected. The colors were amazing and the size for that cone was huge. (I wish I had taken more photographs with a different background) What a great find! I look forward to next year when we explore again.