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, October 20, 2013

Chicago Sisters Shelling

We left the dock as the moon was falling and the sun was rising. Our first stop was on the flats. We observed many live shells, took pictures and set them back in the water. The flats are a peaceful place to be in the early a.m. hours. Next it was off to a sandbar in the Gulf. Well what do you know the sandbar that was there 24 hours previously was now not there. Next we went to a new little favorite spot where the beach was quiet and full of shells. I am looking forward to our next adventure later this week.


Nancy said...

What a beautiful sunrise! We woke up to snow in MN :-(

Leslie Stewart said...

This looks like an interesting trip for some experienced shellers who have been coming to Sanibel/Captiva for 42 years. We haven't seen sunray Venus (in good condition) in quite a while and it would be great if the kids could see some live mollusks in action, plus seahorses and anemones. We're too jaded to pick up pieces of shells, but a "cruise" to someplace where we might find some whole decent shells and sand dollars would be great. Can you accommodate 7 people (5 adults, 2 half pints)?

Leslie Stewart said...

This looks like a great shelling experience! We've been coming to Sanibel/Captiva for 42 years and haven't seen a nice Sunray Venus in quite a while! We'd love to take a ride with you this month or next if you can accommodate 5 adults & 2 half pints. We're pretty jaded when it comes to shelling but we'd love the kids to see some live mollusks in action, seahorses, pick up some whole sand dollars and perhaps find one or two nicely colored cones and olives. What do you think?