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

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Debbie And Chuck

Our trip started at 7am and ended at 2pm. We covered a lot of area in a short amount of time. Debbie and Chuck are beachcombers and lovers of nature. Debbie is a good photographer and has a good eye for her subject matter. I enjoyed learning from her shooting photos. Debbie spotted this red-bellied woodpecker (the bird in the top photo) when we stepped off the boat. The sky was grey so this shot was a little tricky. Debbie captured some great shots. We also found a piece of lions paw. The sky started to turn blue instead of grey as we traveled to another island. Debbie and Chuck love the broken lightning whelks. We found the mother load of these west of secret spot no number. Then it was off to the Tarpon Lodge for a relaxing lunch and conversation. On the way back to Captiva we took pictures of the historic fishouses in the sound. It was a fun day of nature, photography and shelling with Debbie and Chuck.


Kim@Snug Harbor said...

What is the black triangular thing? It almost looks like a piece o sand dollar? And what is the white thing that looks like a puffer fish?

Ron May said...

The first picture is of a red bellied woodpecker, not a flicker.

Capt. Brian Holaway said...

Ron, You are correct, I was wrong with this identification. Thank you for bringing it to my attention, it will be corrected.

Capt. Brian Holaway said...

Kim, it is a piece of old Sandollar. The other is the shell of a spider crab.