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

Monday, May 9, 2016

Sea Shells, Photography and New Islands

A few years back on a trip with Gail and Billie we stopped by a newly formed sandbar in the Gulf. To my amazement there were 6 Avocets on this little spit of sand.  In 22 years I had not seen this bird on the out islands.  We named this little sandbar "Avocet Island". The sandbar would appear then disappear over the years. Well this week Gail and crew were here and the sandbar has appeared in recent days.   It is the biggest I have seen this sandbar aka Avocet Island and it now has a little lagoon in the middle. Mother Nature provided good shells and clear water on this trip to Avocet Island, but we will have to see what she does in the coming weeks. 
  Thanks for joining me on another adventure. 
  Capt Brian


Gail Douglas said...

I was beyond excited when you said that Avocet Island had reappeared in time for us to explore!! I can't describe the feeling of standing on that spit of new land, with just us and the birds, the shells and the sound of the sea all around us. So peaceful. We always learn new things every visit we have with you. And someday, that Lion's Paw will turn up!! Thanks again for another wonderful morning!

Kathy H said...

This looks like it was another awesome trip. The new sand spit, Avocet island, sounds special!

Nancy said...

So much fun to be on Avocet Island!!! Nice Shark's Eye, too :-)