Tide out, too shallow to paddle in the cove
Sun coming up behind Dog Island
Number 2 Channel wreck
The spoonies were near the rail road trestle. I turned back to the Gulf
I know its a duck. What kind?
Landed at 8:10Chamber of Commerce I know, because I was there. Cedar Key
Into the cove at 11:15. Shelly. muddy, launch
The other side of the wreck. I asked two kayakers coming from the opposite direction if they were familiar with the area. They said yes. I said, then you must know about the oyster bar underneath you.
No spoonbills in the winding waterway leading from the wreck
They were on the other side
The area I was in is only accessible at high tide. Unless you take the long way via the Number 3 Channel
Back to the twisty trail going back to the wreck
When the tide is in, there is a channel beginning across from the Old Fennimore Mill dock that goes to the Number 3 Channel. Paddled it for the first time.
Low tide meant expanded foraging territory for raccoons
Tide was very low. The bars were out farther than I had ever seen them.
I was going to paddle around Grassy Key, below.
Paddled around Astena Otie
I had to give it a wide berth as well. Probably doubled my expected paddling time. And took very few pictures.
I was not planning on staying out until sunset, but as long as I wound up still on the water, I stayed.
Not an very good sun set location, this time of year
Landed at 8:23