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, March 15, 2013

Melissa and Annie on Spring Break

This week I had the pleasure of taking Melissa from Minnesota out for the day with her friend Annie.  Even though the day was a little on the chilly side by Florida standards, Melissa and Annie made the most of the day by taking lots of pictures in the overcast light.  Melissa is a great photographer. I took Melissa and Annie to lunch at the Tarpon Lodge and then after lunch we travelled over to one of Melissa's favorite islands for some photography.  We took advantage of this light rainy day which prompted the resurrection ferns to open up  and allowing for excellent photo opportunities.  Annie enjoyed learning names of the plants on our walk around the island.  Notice the red coral bean in flower, this is the most coral bean I have seen in flower in one area in 20 years.  It was an amazing day for taking photographs and a nature walk in the woods. Sun or rain there is always beauty in a day on the water.
Melissa see you in August and safe travels to Africa this summer. 
    Captain Brian


Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Awesome photos - each one better than the last. Its hard to pick a favorite from this group!

Roxanne Reinhart said...

I love your photos of the trees and ferns and flowers!!! LOVE THEM
I can never get enough beach, ocean, sand sunset, etc...but I equally love the interior of the islands as well. Thank you for sharing again with us.

Nancy said...

I don't think the cloudy skies dampened the day for Melissa and Annie at all. One thing we have learned through the years is that you just take what the day brings - you are absolutely right about there being beauty in any day spent on the water with our favorite Captain. The ladies did appreciate the extra jackets :-) What a fun adventure with so many great photo ops! Your photos and those that I have seen of Melissa's are gorgeous! And it looks like you went places we have not been to before - the shell house is really something! They said lunch at Tarpon Lodge was delicious. I am glad someone was able to enjoy my favorite meal :-) Melissa's mom is looking forward to hot and sunny in August!!!