I mentioned the roof work to the owner. "They were done at 6" I did not ask, nor was any compensation offered. I did not feel like arguing. Cedar Key was 60 miles away.
I experienced something I had never experienced in Cedar Key. Traffic. It is Seafood Festival Weekend. Had I known that, I would have taken a different Friday off. Avoid the crowds and festival weekend rates. But everything is relative. A festival in Cedar Key brings less traffic than an average winter Saturday on Sanibel Island. And, I was not going to find Gulf front lodging for $180.00 for two nights. Technically, not Gulf front. But, a two lane street from the water is close enough for me.
There was one parking space available when I arrived. Close to the Festival grounds, which are across the street from Park Place, parking was going for 10. I went to the office, informed the staff I arrived and would kayak until the room was ready. Carted the yak across the street, a shorter walk than the Wekiwa Springs State Park hill, and was on the Gulf at 10:35.
I did go, carefully.
Did not see any roseate spoonbills.
I was inside Atsena Otie. Above is the entrance.
The Atsena Otie dock is busier than it was my last few visits.
Seasonal visitors. Although, as I write this Monday morning, I did not see any migratory ducks all weekend.
New sign, A spell check for me.
Dolphin. Not only did I not get a good dorsal shot, I missed two opportunities with its tail in the air.
When I came in I looked around and said, I am not sure if I have been in this one. One of the housekeepers told me I had not. A look at the room log showed I have been here. February, 2013. When I was not ready to go home after a week at Sweetwater Cabin in the Ocala National Forest
Balcony view. Different from the usual.
I could see what food lines where the shortest. To my surprise, no line at the Cedar Key Aquaculture Association. I guess a plate of clams and more is hard to eat walking around. There is a large tent with picnic tables. I had AC, and cold beer. 8 bucks. I gave 9. All the food is prepared and served by local civic groups
Looks like crab.
Scale Key in the distance. I turned back.
Saw dolphins as I came out of the Channel. And heard a bar band playing an appropriate song for my condition. Tried to get sights and sounds on video
Here is the song
Barely visible dolphin
Sunset reflection in the clouds
Landed at 7:12. Cooked a dinner of cheap steak, baked potato microwaved, only one unit at Park Place has an oven, and summer squash.