Monday, December 15, 2014
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
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.
Posted by Lowell at 10:31 AM
Saturday, December 6, 2014
Monday, December 1, 2014
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.
Posted by Lowell at 1:43 PM
Saturday, November 29, 2014
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Saturday, June 14, 2014
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.
Posted by Lowell at 8:45 PM
Friday, June 6, 2014
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.
Posted by Lowell at 6:00 PM