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.
Monday, June 13, 2016
Friday, June 3, 2016
Monday, May 30, 2016
A horse drawn open carriage is a very popular way to see Cedar Key in relative comfort, especially on warm days. The first shot was taken on Main Street in downtown Cedar Key. The second photo comes from the Dock area. I hope all the horses are treated as well as the one in the second picture seems to be.
Saturday, May 7, 2016
Saturday, April 30, 2016
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Friday, April 15, 2016
Friday, February 26, 2016
It is known as the "Honeymoon Cottage," and was built by Henry Taylor in 1959 for Phillip and Margaret Thomas of Gainesville.
Constructed on stilts about 300 feet from the shore, it was connected to land by a long narrow boardwalk also on stilts.
Over the years, various storms have taken their toll. In 1985, the cottage was pretty much destroyed by Hurricane Elena. Since then, other storms have destroyed bit and pieces of it until there is nothing left except a few of the stilts and a few boards.
Personally, I think the city of Cedar Key should rebuild the cottage for it has become such an important part of Cedar Key's soul!
RIP. The entire photo blogging community is in mourning today after learning of the death of Tina and Tom Forrester who were killed in a car accident a couple of days ago in southern Ontario. Tina, known as EG, or Cameral Girl, was a good friend and an excellent photographer. We will miss her greatly. Our deepest sympathy goes out to their families.
[This was cross-posted to Ocala & Central Florida Photos].
Thursday, February 25, 2016
Cedar Key is an island fishing village west of Ocala on the Gulf of Mexico. It has, for the most part, escaped the ravages of time and modernization, looking much as it did when we first visited the island in 1988. This was cross-posted to Ocala & Central Florida Photos.
Sunday, February 21, 2016
Obviously this photo was taken a couple of months ago. It's not something I've seen before in Cedar Key, and we've been there on many occasions during the Christmas season. I thought it was rather creative and fun and certainly appropriate for Cedar Key.