Monday, February 9, 2015

Far end of the dock ...


...on a cool day in January! Photo by Lois Anne.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Building on Main Street


As I recall, this building formerly housed a restaurant and may have also been a hotel.  I don't think it is occupied at the moment.  It's one of the older buildings on Main Street and has been "weathered" by the salty air, sun and wind.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The western shoreline



Photos by Lois Anne.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Paradise Parkway


Saturday, January 10, 2015

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Carriage sans horse


I don't know who owns this carriage but it is often used to provide tourists with a trip around Cedar Key.

Photo by Lois Anne.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

The Cedar Key Pier - Theme Day Post



Favorite picture from 2014 is the theme for first day of the 2015.  This is mine for Cedar Key (Florida) Photos.

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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

The Seabreeze on the dock


We ate dinner at the Seabreeze for the first time in 1988. It was quite good. But "time makes ancient good uncouth" as the old hymn goes, or things change over time. There were years when people would drive to Cedar Key to eat dinner at the Seabreeze. Not so much anymore. It's still a fun place, dining on the 2nd floor, looking out over the Gulf of Mexico. But it's not the same; the spark is gone.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Peek-a-boo!


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.