Thursday, August 15, 2013
Monday, July 29, 2013
At the time Lois Anne captured this shot, the building at the left was known as The Captain's Table. For many years, this restaurant/bar served residents and visitors of Cedar Key. Something happened. The Captain's Table or at least the name disappeared. Some time later it was reincarnated as The Rusty Rim and Coconuts (also a restaurant and bar). Then it burned down. On our last visit to Cedar Key it was being rebuilt.
We liked it best when it was still The Captain's Table; when, on several occasions, we sat out on that pier savoring frozen margaritas as the heat of the day met the cool, cool, cool of the evening.
Thursday, July 18, 2013
Cedar Key is located 24 miles west of the last main north-south highway in central Florida. It's a nice ride. Nothing but a couple of little towns and a few small businesses until you arrive on the bridge that leads you onto the island that is Cedar Key. Motorcycle riders love it and you'll often find Cedar Key full of bikes, mostly Harley Davidson's.
Friday, June 14, 2013
Please notice the pole. Hurricanes have hit Cedar Key at various times down through the years. The maximum sea level thus far has been 12 feet. Thus new homes in Cedar Key must be built on stilts so that the water can rush underneath the structure without washing it away.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Back some months ago, Cedar Key suffered the intrusion of salt water into its water supply. Because the city's water was not potable, the authorities had fresh water trucked in to be handed out to Cedar Key residents and tourists. Cedar Key is in Levy County. This is big news in Levy County. Thus the "local" TV station sent out troops in its news van to cover the story. And we were there to cover the news van!
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Monday, March 4, 2013
On Main Street in Cedar Key there is an area which includes a store where artists hang out and work and sell their creations. Part of this area is set aside as an artsy park where items created by local artists are displayed. This is a fish, a piece of a larger project which includes a fisherman. You can tell by the line coming out of the fish's mouth that it has been hooked.
You might call it a Redfish, but it doesn't look like any Redfish I've seen!
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Because of rising seas, saltwater had intruded into Cedar Key's water supply and made it unfit for drinking. Thus, the authorities arranged to have water trucked in to the island. In this scene, vehicles have lined up to receive their free water. I don't know how the matter was resolved.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Sunday, February 17, 2013
As I recall, this was part of an art project - an old phone, in two pieces, set in a wood crevice in an old building on Main Street. I'm not sure what the point was, but would guess it had something to do with communication - that maybe we should get off the phone and have more one-on-one conversations; that we should not let technology run our lives.
My friend, Danielle, visited Cedar Key recently and took a photo of this "project" also. Please check it out on her blog, Unconventional Photography. Her title is much more apt.