Saturday, March 14, 2009

Fish camp

Photo by Lois Anne.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Playground at the beach

Every beach needs a playground to provide the kiddos something to do when they're tired of swimming or the water is full of sharks! Just kidding - sort of. I don't think there are sharks in these waters, but many places along the Florida coasts require one to be wary and watchful.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

House and dock

One of the "newer" homes in Cedar Key...this sits above the flats near the main bridge into town. Notice the hurricane shutters on the windows.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Shack on water

This old time-worn shack has become something of a Cedar Key identifying icon. It says "Cedar Key." I've even seen it painted on the side of a truck used in a Cedar Key business.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Annie's Cafe

The entrance to Annie's Cafe doesn't give you the whole picture. That's why we included a photo of the back deck, where diners can enjoy a meal outdoors. During the summer, however, you'd probably want to stay inside where it is air-conditioned.

Monday, March 9, 2009

The saga of the Cedar Key pier

Photo by Lois Anne


The Cedar Key pier was the focal point of this small fishing village. People came to the pier to fish, to unload their wares such as sponges, to socialize, or just to sit in the sun and relax.

But one day a hurricane roared in from the Gulf of Mexico and devastated the pier. For years, it sat, a mess of broken boards and pilings.

Today, however, the pier has been rebuilt. Constructed of concrete and steel pilings driven deep into the ocean floor, it looks to be able to withstand anything Mother Nature can throw at it.

The people are back. It's not the same, of course; never will be. But it is solid and in its own way, beautiful.

Sunday, March 8, 2009