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“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

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Bare Foot Ladies

What a wonderful day on the water. Today, I travelled with Libby, Lisa, Lori and Barb from White Bear Lake Minnesota.We started the trip by exploring a newly formed sandbar/island off the coast of Captiva.  These ladies christened the island and called it Bare Foot Sisters Island.  Next we travelled to one of Captain Brian's secret spots and found many excellent discoveries as a result of the recent heavy surf.  To name a few, a very large banded tulip, a winged oyster, the most unbelievable olive shell that I have ever seen, miniature rice shells, a wentletrap and many other minis.  Another great day of shelling was had with the Bare Foot Sisters.


Moira said...

Holey cow - that true tulip is AWEsome!!! Ah-luv the olive, too! All of the finds shown on the board are wonderful! Where is the new island located? how cool - hope it stays there. Congrats to the Bear foot Ladies!

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

That's a very impressive tulip!

Traci Mason said...

Omg Brian...I'm dy'in wow...what a huge tulip and olive with such wonderful coloring AND wentletraps too!! All those mini's..I spy that baby candy corn! SWEET haul!!! Man them bare foot sisters score good!

Cant wait for January!!!!

Capt. Brian Holaway said...

Moria, The new island slash sandbar is west of redfish pass by Captiva. Over the years it comes and goes. There was an easy swell push last week that changed a lot of the islands I go to. I noticed a few sutle changes yesterday on the beach we were on in May. The beauty is always changing:)

Roxanne Reinhart said...

Omg. I am loving the barefoot island!! Look at all those shells. What a whopping big tulip!! Holy cow! Just beautiful

Traci Mason said...

I took another look at ur post..question for anyone who knows...what is the shell pictured above the olive picture and below the cockle picture???

Then again the two last pictures of the shell board..the very bottom right corner..those two shells? What shells are those???

Capt. Brian Holaway said...

Traci, those are winged oysters. I don't find them that often.