I mentioned the roof work to the owner. "They were done at 6" I did not ask, nor was any compensation offered. I did not feel like arguing. Cedar Key was 60 miles away.
I experienced something I had never experienced in Cedar Key. Traffic. It is Seafood Festival Weekend. Had I known that, I would have taken a different Friday off. Avoid the crowds and festival weekend rates. But everything is relative. A festival in Cedar Key brings less traffic than an average winter Saturday on Sanibel Island. And, I was not going to find Gulf front lodging for $180.00 for two nights. Technically, not Gulf front. But, a two lane street from the water is close enough for me.
There was one parking space available when I arrived. Close to the Festival grounds, which are across the street from Park Place, parking was going for 10. I went to the office, informed the staff I arrived and would kayak until the room was ready. Carted the yak across the street, a shorter walk than the Wekiwa Springs State Park hill, and was on the Gulf at 10:35.
I did go, carefully.
Did not see any roseate spoonbills.
I was inside Astena Otie. Above is the entrance.
The Astena Otie dock is busier than it was my last few visits.
Seasonal visitors. Although, as I write this Monday morning, I did not see any migratory ducks all weekend.
Dolphin. Not only did I not get a good dorsal shot, I missed two opportunities with its tail in the air.
When I came in I looked around and said, I am not sure if I have been in this one. One of the housekeepers told me I had not. A look at the room log showed I have been here. Feburary, 2013. When I was not ready to go home after a week at Sweetwater Cabin in the Ocala National Forest
Balcony view. Different from the usual.
I could see what food lines where the shortest. To my surprise, no line at the Cedar Key Aquaculture Association. I guess a plate of clams and more is hard to eat walking around. There is a large tent with picnic tables. I had AC, and cold beer. 8 bucks. I gave 9. All the food is prepared and served by local civic groups
More to come