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, January 14, 2013

Traci And Rob

Traci and her husband Rob spent the day with me exploring and beach combing. The trip started with viewing dolphins just after we left the marina. It was a good start to a great trip. Next we went deep into the mangrove back country and explored. Traci and Rob both enjoyed learning about the mangroves. Then it was off to lunch at the always surperb Tarpon Lodge. After lunch we walked the pre-columbian shell mounds at the Randell Research Center. The remainder of the afternoon was spent beach combing along my favorite beach. Rob spotted a horse conch on the beach as we were cruising by at 20 miles an hour. (Good eye Rob) We covered a lot of beach that afternoon. Traci was a trooper and left no piece of driftwood or puffer fish unturned. Thank you Traci and Rob for the fun  adventures. See you in August at favorite spot number one.


Moira said...

Woo hoo! Sounds like so much fun!!!
As usual, your pics are amazing, Brian!

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Sounds like a perfect day in paradise to me!

Traci Mason said...

OMG what a WONDERFUL day that was Brian!! Clean the shells now actually, so far they are cleaning up pretty good! I'll email you pictures once I'm done!

Keep an eye out, sending you a little something tomorrow...a surprise! Heeheehee!

Thank you again for such a terrific time. Cant wait for August!!

mkdally said...

Awesome finds, Traci & Rob! Wishing we were heading out with Captain Brian this year.

Capt. Brian Holaway said...

Me too mk.Shoot me an email let me know what's up. Like to see you guys when your here, even just for lunch.

Martha Dehne said...

Don't mean 2b negative but, are the starfish in the container live? They look "wilted"...I didn't think you could take live creatures??

Capt. Brian Holaway said...

The starfish are not live. No live shells or starfish. It is the law.

Traci Mason said...

Hi Martha.

As Brian confirmed they are not alive. We found a total of four and the container was the only thing I had to put them in which was a little small for them. We found three of them dryed out. If you put the dried out starfish in the water for a few minutes it moistens it just enough for me to put in the container and bend the tips of its legs without breaking them. Then back at our hotel we take them out and lay them flat so the legs go back to being straight. So what you are seeing is dried out star fish that have been re moistened, thats all.

Nothing alive...ever...ever..ever..promise!! :)