For sunrise paddles at Cedar Key, I usually drive the short distance to City Park as time can be of the essence. But, as it is Sea Food Festival Weekend in Cedar Key, and parking is at a premium, I carted the yak to the Gulf. Can't have someone coming back from church with a guest and snagging my parking spot.
On the Gulf at 7:28
Landed at 8:30
Had my leftover steak and potatoes as the vendors set up
Back on the water at 10:50
Found the spoonbills. Not that they have very good camouflage
Landed at 1:38. To the room, watched the Packer game, and though about what I would have for lunch. A plate of clams and a bowl of clam chowder.
I came back with a bbq sandwich and shrimp fried rice. At 2:30 the Seafood Festival was out of seafood. To make things worse, Fox went to a "more competitive game" Thank goodness for WTMJ on the internet.
Back on the water for the third time Sunday, at 4.
From Dock Street, "Hey!" "Yes" "I dropped my Art Festival painting, can you pick it up"
I paddled under a dock and got it. "Hope its not a watercolor. What's it worth to you?" "What is it worth?" I returned it anyway. Lifted on my paddle to her male companion.
2016 Paddling.net Calendar photo? The Dave's Yak Tales cover shot will be Miss November on the 2015 calendar.
I bought a used kayak in March, 2005 and began sending tales of trips to friends and family. That November, generous friends bought me a camera, Canon Powershot 400, so pictures were added to the tales. January 2007, I was able to add underwater photography, thanks to one of my brothers. I am now on my sixth camera. As of May, 2014, I have a Powershot 115 IS.
When I began kayaking in 2005, I would search the Internet for paddling information, trip reports, and practical advice. I hope this site adds to your knowledge and enjoyment.
My home in Winter Park, FL,north of Orlando,allows easy access to both coasts and all the spring fed rivers in between. Many Tales are day trips. No overnight stay required.
I welcome your comments and will try to respond to any questions you may have. If you are in, or plan to visit Key West, call my brother, Andy Cannon, at 305-748-0728. If it floats, flies, fishes, swims, scubas, snorkels or sails, Andy can arrange your tour, rental or self-guided adventure.