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“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 13, 2013

Sheri and Sam Collecting Seashells

Sheri and Sam are veteran shellers to the Islands. We started the trip by going to a small sand spit in the Gulf of Mexico. Next it was off to favorite island number one. Sam shelled, swam and played on her boogie board. Sheri has an excellent shelling eye. She had many good finds, a worm shell, gaudy natica, common nutmeg and many beautiful olives.  I enjoyed shelling with  both Sam and Sheri and hearing about their latest horse stories. I look forward to next year's trip.
                 Capt. Brian


Janet from ILL said...

Capt. Brian,

These photos are spectacular! You could make a calendar with them! :-)

Wondering how reliable the weather is in the week after Christmas, for shelling. The tides will be great, but I'm worried about the air and sea temps being low, and storms.... any advice?

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

I like the feather photo the best!

We are busy signing up our plowing contracts and gearing up for snow. Come on snow!! I need a trip to Sanibel and a cruise with my favorite captain.

Capt. Brian Holaway said...

Janet,Christmas week can be good for shelling. It is also one of the busiest weeks of the year on the island. I am booked solid the week after Christmas. The weather depends on if we get a cold front. The cold front brings wind which in turn can bring shells and cooler weather. Either way they are all good days at the beach:)

Capt. Brian Holaway said...

Kim, I will have the mangoes on ice.

Roxanne Reinhart said...

Brian, gorgeous photos again. It was really nice to see you and to say hello in person. I know it was a little awkward too. I am such a dork in person. I get so nervous and my brain freezes and it is just not good. It's so much easier to converse on line. I never thought I'd say that. Hopefully next time will be better as I will have the jitters out of the way!

Hey Sheri if you are reading this the same goes for you. I'm sorry that I get so nervous. Such a dork!! Lol.

Capt. Brian Holaway said...

Roxanne, It was very nice meeting you.Glad you liked the photos.

Little Black Scrap Cat said...

Brian, what wonderful pictures from our shelling adventure. It was so fun to go out with you again, and the new sand bar that popped up on the Gulf was amazing to step onto and shell!! I always love shelling Cayo Costa, and this year was no exception. It was the best shelling day we had during our entire week. We hit the ground running when we got home. Many hours spent with the horses. Always nice to have our week of island time! Thanks for making our shelling adventure so enjoyable!! See you next year!!

Moira said...

Great collection of shells!!! I hope there is a "spit of sand" when we come back!
I'm hoping for lots of snow for Kim, too!!! Snow = Sanibel!!!