In the kayak at 8:35
Paddled to Atsena Otie
I wondered where the usual tour boats were as I made the crossing.
By now I began to think, maybe this is not an open house day.
Lighthouse door was locked
Kind of neat being the only one on the Key.
It is a laboratory for the University of Florida. So, on a Saturday between semesters, was vacant.
If anyone asked me what I was doing, I'd say, What, this is not an open house day?
No one was there to ask.
Had to keep far out to sea as I circled Seahorse Key
Due to low tide
As long as the eagles were willing to pose, I was willing to take pictures.
And came back. The opening photo.
Lighthouse dock area
I did not land, this is maximum zoom
Actual view up the hill from the water
A tour boat went past. I asked, "I thought this was an open house day" "It was but they changed it and didn't tell anybody"
Headed back to Way Key
Landed at 1:35
Atsena Otie Key
Dinner at 7. Takes a while to decapitate, devein, and shuck shrimp. Clams, too.
Went out to look at the Christmas lights
The above photo is a horse drawn carriage.
Black crowned night heron on a dock. You'll just have to believe me.
Last pic of the day. From the balcony, 11:10 PM