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, February 22, 2015

Carolina Shellers

Brooke and Kate can roll with the tide or whatever comes their way. We started off by exploring the flats where the morning light was beautiful. They enjoyed observing many live shells and learning about the ecosystems of the shell world. Next it was off to secret spot number 11. Kate found a few of her favorite shells and a few more. Brooke found a king's crown and a cone shell. She was excited to find both. I enjoyed the conversations from both as we searched for treasures by the sea. 
Thank you Brooke and Kate!   Capt. Brian


Kathy H said...

The shelters had a great trip. I love the rose petal tellins they found. And, so cool to observe a lightning whelk depositing an egg casing. Being able to walk around the flats and appreciate all the living things is always my favorite. And, the last photo you posted is could be a postcard.

Gail Douglas said...

Was the lightening whelk in the process of creating the egg casing? If so, that's fascinating!

Capt. Brian Holaway said...

Gail, it was in the process of laying eggs. I had never witnessed that before. I was thrilled to get many shots of this natural process.

Capt. Brian Holaway said...

Thank you Kathy.

Jules said...

May I just say WOW! You capture the natural world so beautifully.

Capt. Brian Holaway said...

Jules, Thank you very much! I am always thankful for what nature is going on while I am on a trip. Being able to capture the moment is..... the moment.I am so happy and fortunate to be there to capture the moment.