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, November 30, 2012

The Johnson Family without Melissa Take Two

Brian and Nancy went out for another exploring trip.The seas were a bit rough when we left the marina. Once we were on the gulf, the seas calmed. We went to secret spot 11 then favorite spot number one. We walked for miles, ( did I say miles) We started the day at 6:45 am and got back to the dock at 4:00. My feet still hurt. But it was worth it. Nancy found a beautiful Whelk. We observed bobcat tracks, a stellar sunrise and...... to be continued


gpc said...

I haven't seen a whelk that nice in years -- what a great find!

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

What a beautiful whelk! How are the temperatures at 6 am? Seeing the bobcat footprint was pretty cool.

Last week when we were in KY, we saw a fox run across our front lawn. We don't see that too often. He was gone before I could grab my camera.

AntKaybe said...

That sky is heavenly. Daybreak is the best,

Capt. Brian Holaway said...

Kaybe, That sky was amazing. I took over 50 photos of the light changing. I was very pleased with all 50.

Susan said...

Oh wow.

Nancy said...

Kim - it was about 60 degrees and a bit breezy when we left the marina at 6:45, so not bad. I agree with Kaybe that daybreak is the best. Looking one direction we saw the moon and then turned around and saw the sunrise. And the whelk is fabulous!! I was thinking we should be leaving for another beach because I wasn't seeing much for shells, but Capt. Brian was still taking pictures of the bobcat prints (which were really cool), so I wandered down the shoreline and there was the whelk.