Monday, December 15, 2014

On the road (to Cedar Key) again!

Cedar Key, being 24 miles from the nearest main highway, is a magnet for bikers and you'll find a number of motorcycles in town any time you visit.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

That Old Gang of Mine

This is where (at least I believe it is true) the old Cedar Key gang meets for coffee in the morning to chew the fat and solve the problems of the world.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Airboat in for repairs

It appears this airboat, parked at the Auto Repair Center, could use a little bit of work.  Airboats are common in Cedar Key as many of the waters are very shallow - they're called "flats".  Airboats fly across the surface without getting entangled in underwater growth or old stumps, etc.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Winter solitude

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Cedar Key beach on a cool winter's day

Photo by Lois Anne.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Monday, December 1, 2014

Twin Swings That Swing and Sing at Night

On a relatively cool day in the middle of the week, the beach area at Cedar Key is deserted. One might conclude that these twin swings get a bit lonely and bored sitting there baking in the sun with no one to get them moving.

There's a story told by Cedar Key natives that at night when all is dark and stormy and when there's no moon at all, the chairs party! They swing, boy do they swing. And when the swing, they sing. The natives say the singing is the voices of ghosts - those people who were driven off the island when settlers moved in to harvest the trees for pencils.

But others claim that's nonsense; it's just a legend that has no basis in fact and the singing swings are not really singing. What sounds like singing is noise from the wind blowing through the chains.

I think the native are right and the next time we stay overnight in Cedar Key I'm going to check it out if it's dark and stormy enough and there's no moon.

If I dare.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

On a bathroom door in a gift shop on the Dock

I wasn't going to post this at first 'cause I thought it was a crappy sign, but then I came to my senses and did it anyway.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Cedar Key reflections

This magnificent photo was taken by Lois Anne!

Monday, June 23, 2014

A back bay

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Abandoned and discarded

I don't know where it came from, but it was lying in this death position on the beach next to the Sea Breeze restaurant. So sad.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Rusty Rim - DOA

Some years back, we knew this place as the Captain's Table. It's gone through several incarnations, the latest being the Rusty Rim and Coconuts. Then there was a fire, which, while it didn't destroy the place entirely, left it badly scarred.

Not too many months ago, while visiting Cedar Key, it appeared the place was being restored. However, that restoration has either been stalled and halted.

Hopefully, someone will come along to finish the restoration and make this a viable eatery for Cedar Key.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Aeroplane at Cedar Key airport

The Cedar Key airport consists of one runway long enough for a plane this size to take off and land safely. Some of the people who live along the runway keep their planes in their driveway or front yard. This plane we found at the end of the runway.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Rusty Old Anchor

You may remember Hoyt Axton singing "Rusty Old Halo." It was a good song. Halos are probably more interesting than rusty old anchors, though, so I doubt if anyone has written a song about a rusty old anchor.