A good morning for spoonbills. Saw then in 6 different spots
I was not the one that spooked them
Spoonbills at Cemetery Point
Video Walking, not flying
The only dolphin of the weekend. So far.
No white pelicans. Must finally be getting tolerable temperatures up north.
Which led to another
Which put me in the Number 3 Channel
Which I did not enter. Instead, I paddled the route that goes from the Number 3 Channel to the Number 2 Channel
Tide is in. No more birds feeding on shore. Time to look for them roosting
Okay, where are they going? I had an idea.
Pelican joined the party
Back to the Number 2 Channel
Landed at 12:20
Lunch on the porch. Had a sandwich, too.
And crackers with crab dip
As I was launching, I guy was telling his friend he saw five manatees. I have only see two in all my visits to Cedar Key
Waited the storm out.
Boaters waiting for the one lane ramp
After about an hour, the squall passed, and I was back on the water.
Spoonbills, and more, feeding in the Number 2 Channel as the tide went out
Gimme, gimme, gimme
Landed at 6:15. Ate one plate of seafood pasta and half an ear of corn, then went for a sunset bike ride
To prevent a water landing.
One more nice thing about irregularly shaped islands, plural, the airstrip is on a different key than the main, Way Key, is there are a lot of good sunset locations.
View from the dock at Pirate's Cove, 8:29. Had the second half of my dinner. Spent the night on the balcony, composing Yak Tales. No lights on the patio. But, it has 2 outlets. One for the laptop. One for the bedside lamp on a card table. Limited table space in the cottage. With screens on three side, it is comfortable out here. Turned off the AC and kept the door open all night.