Bench at my sunset spot.
one I was in a wide open area. In reality it is a series of smaller openings, channels, and coves. Salt marsh and pine tree edges. I paddle about, exploring. One other kayaker on the water. Perhaps a local, I later saw her kayak pulled up in front of a house. Saw a dorsal fin. Shark? Yup, about a three footer. Got a pretty good view as it shot past the yak. I paddled through an opening, into the Gulf.
Royal Terns. Also saw two more Kemps Ridley turtles. I saw more sea turtles this trip than in my entire 6 years of kayaking.
Paddled past the beach, thinking of going into the Number 2/Main channel. Never got there. Watched dolphins instead.
I landed around 1:15, got the yak on the car, rinsed in the outdoor shower, changed, gotta love a large, handicap restroom with a baby changing table- nice to put the dry clothes on, and headed home. Saw two swallow tail kites on the drive. Left early enough to miss Holiday traffic.
For me, Cedar Key is the best place for a weekend kayaking, and more, excursion. I may head back for the 4th of July. Unless I get a Key West invitation. ;)