Which was almost canceled.
I did not see eagles at the nest where I saw 3, 11 days ago. I assume the eagle I saw is one of the residents.
Taking flight. After it did, two more joined it.
I have not visited Snake Key very often. Don't recall paddling through this channel through the Key. Nice respite from the wind.
Exiting the cut
Landed just after 11.
No stove top. WIFI
TN dealer, WI plates, Cedar Key sticker
Brown pelicans at Old Fenimore Mill
Back in the Channel
If you see pelicans as often as I do, you will see a funny beak stretch that they do. Head back, beak straight up, twirl a couple times. Someday, I'll get a photo.
Another bald eagle
Call them, Crimea.
Hit bottom a couple times, backed off, found deeper water. One way to find deeper water is to look for crab trap floats. If you don't see the trap, the water is a couple feet deep.
Entering at the Mermaids Landing cove
Just the prow of the wreck visible at low tide. Time to explore
At the little cove at old Fenimore Mill. A short paddle through the mangroves led me to this screen house
Landed at 6. As I carried my kayak across the beach, Jed, the young man at the rental concession said, "This guy is here more than anyone I know!" "Two times today"
The Pickled Pelican lost a customer. Big Deck Raw Bar, below, gained one
Greeted as I walked in, service fast and friendly.
This has happened to me before. I thought serving 101 was bring the apps and soup, first. Both were good. Washed down with a milk stout. That would be the dark beverage to the right of the Cuban.
Mermaid's Landing, 7:33
Across the street to the marina for a look at the cloudy sunset
Back to the cottage to see the Badgers comeback against Oregon to move on to the Sweet 16