Up with the sunrise, Sunday.
On foot, not kayak.
Nothing like clams and gator and red snapper for breakfast
High tide, time to look for roosting roseate spoonbills.
Always good to have a landmark
Too early in the day to look like this.
The threatening skies opened up. Fortunately, I was near Old Fenimore Mill, so I landed there.
Stood on the cover dock until it let up. Choppy on the Gulf, so I wheeled the yak back to Park Green. About 3 blocks.hard
On one of my first visits to the boardwalk, I saw a spoonbill. Not sure if I have seen one since. So, this was nice.
Box turtle, I thought. I knew I could verify it later.fiddler crabs
A two hour or so break in the AC, back on the Gulf at 6
Atsena Otie Key
Paddled around the Key
I did not abscond with any artifacts.
Older then the 19th century pencil factory remains. Native American shell midden.
Across the water, present day Cedar Key
Paddling along the beach, I saw a sandal, beer car, a water bottle. Damn people, no respect for a wildlife refuge. What about you, Dave?
Walked the beach, picking up more.
End of the sand
19th century railroad ties. What else could they be?
5 to 8. Thirty five minutes to kill until sunset
As on Saturday night, a storm came in just before sunset. Two-three foot swells, which is big for Cedar Key No pictures until after I landed.
As I wheeled then kayak to Park Place, a police sergeant lowered the City Park place to half staff. Why? I asked. "Mr. Hodges died". Cedar Key mayor, and long time state representative. From an old Cedar Key family. The Cedar Key State Museum is on Hodges St.
But, what do you expect from Cedar Key?