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

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Sanibel Shell Fair 2013

Captain Brian and Rachel with her ribbon winner sailor valentine.
Rachel's Sailor Valentine

Sea Urchin Spines
Pocket Watch

Sailor valentine by Sandy Moran.

A sample of Sandy Moran's beautiful sailor valentines.

More Artistic Shell Crafting by various talented artists.

The Scientific Division amazes me every year.

Can you believe the size of this tulip?

The lovely and talented Karen Robertson

     Here are a few photos from the Sanibel Shell Fair this year. It was great seeing old friends and meeting new friends. Rachel, in the first photo,  had been on a trip with me over eight years ago. She recently took a class on making sailor valentines with the talented Sandy Moran. This year she entered a beautiful piece of work as you can see.  Great job Rachel and congrats on a ribbon!  
     I enjoyed meeting the lovely Karen Robertson. Her work is amazing. I look forward to talking with her again and seeing more of her beautiful creations.
I always find it rewarding to mingle with fellow shellers and artistic creators of the sea
at the Sanibel Shell Fair.


Donna R from NY said...

Wow, Brian, thank you for all of these photos! Amazing!!

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

No entry this year Brian?

The sailors valentine with the dolphins was my favorite! Loved that huge tulip as well.

Capt. Brian Holaway said...

Kim, I did not enter anything this year but I look forward to next year and doing something different than I did last time for the show.

Eve said...

Wow! What beautiful shell creations and talented ladies! Thanks for sharing. ~Eve

Little Black Scrap Cat said...

Awesome photography! Thanks for sharing some of the beautiful shell work from the Shell Fair!!