Dave's Yak Tales

Cedar Key Sunset

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Cedar Key

Saturday morning, up to greet the sunrise

The sun stayed in bed

 

 

 
Dog Island

 

 

Something large roiled the water behind me as I paddled on the back side of Dog Island.  Likely the dolphin that surfaced 40 yards I front of me a few minutes later

 
 
 

 

 

Into the channel at Scale Key.  Wondering if  eagles have returned.
Osprey
 
 No activity at the nest
 




 


Low tide in the Number 2 Channel
 

 
 

  Much better picture than Friday night's spoonbill. Time to head home. My home away from home, that is.

 

 

 

 

 
Landed at 9:12



 

2nd floor unit, so no loft.  I got it for the balcony.

 
End unit, so it wraps around

 
 Back on the water at 11:40
 
 
 
 

 
 High tide in the Number 2 Channel.  Time to find roseate spoonbills.
Took 3 minutes

 

 

 

 

 
High tide means you can paddle through this opening into the adjacent channel
 And more spoonbills
And ibis

 
 
 
 





How did the original inhabitants find their way around without the water tower?
 Black shape is a redfish tail
 

 Bald eagle in tree on Scale Key

 
 
 Number 3 Bridge
 

 

 

 Cemetery Point
 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
There are plenty of sunken boats in the waters of Cedar Key.  This is a recent addition.


 Began the afternoon paddle with high tide and spoonbills in the mangroves.  Nearing the end with tide going out and a spoonie in the shallows
 

 
 
 
More to come