Wednesday, February 8, 2017
When we first visited Cedar Key in December of 1988, the Rusty Rim was a well-established restaurant on the Dock known as The Captain's Table. Down through the years, the Captain's Table disappeared and other eateries came on the scene. The last of these was called The Rusty Rim. Back in the good old days, a pier jutted out from the restaurant into the Gulf of Mexico. We loved to sit on that pier and watch the sun go down while drinking frozen margaritas.
We can't do that anymore. Due to various storms and a fire which occurred a couple of years ago, there isn't much left to the building. In fact, that's what you see in these photos - what's left. It's sad, but time moves on, and we're hoping that some other entrepreneur will come along and open a new, Florida-style restaurant. If that happens, we'll be at the head of the line.
Friday, December 16, 2016
When we drove into Cedar Key, we noticed a large house trailer in the marina parking lot. Then we saw the FEMA sign. It turns out that Cedar Key was hit by a big storm suddenly and without warning. The waters churned up underneath the Dock and did quite a bit of damage there. Then waves carrying mud and trash crashed ashore to damage buildings over a block away.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Not long ago, Cedar Key was hit by a strong storm that came up suddenly and caught everyone unawares. I will show more photos of some of the storm damage in the near future. The Cedar Keyhole, an artist's cooperative, is located on Main Street, a couple of blocks from the water. But the storm was so strong it carried water and mud from the marina area through this building doing extensive damage.
Fortunately, many items were able to be salvaged and the Keyhole is back in business. If you're ever in Cedar Key, please stop by and look at the beautiful work of the artists who express themselves in various mediums - photography, oils, water colors, sculpture, and a variety of other arts and crafts.
Monday, October 24, 2016
Monday, October 17, 2016
Cedar Key is a great place to raise kids. I think. These young ladies were enjoying a warm October day without a care in the world.
I almost stopped to lecture them on bicycle safety, but figured that wouldn't win any friends. :)
This was cross-posted to Ocala & Central Florida Photos.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
We thought we'd take a nice leisurely drive over to Cedar Key. It's about 75 miles west of where we live in Ocala.
Coming up Highway 19, we were overtaken by a group of women bikers, most of whom were driving beautiful Harleys. I'm guessing there were about 30 people in the group.
They turned left on County Road 24 and we followed. Sure enough they led us right into Cedar Key.
At that point they went their way and we went ours. We saw some on the Dock later, and ran into a couple of other women bikers who were not part of the group, but said some of the women were their friends.
As we left, we noted the women's bikes still parked on the bridge, and another smaller group of bikers heading into the dock.
There's just something about Cedar Key that calls to Bikers everywhere!
Saturday, July 2, 2016
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
A house in Cedar Key must be built high enough to withstand the surge of water from hurricane force winds. That generally means it must be 12 feet above ground as that's the high-level watermark in Cedar Key. A stilted house like this allows the water to run under the house and hopefully leave the structure with little or no damage.