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Heading home…

A group of Oyster Catchers heading out to their overnight roosting area…

Oyster Catchers at Cedar Key

 

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Lunchtime!

While taking a little walk looking for birds to shoot, I came across this Osprey having lunch…

Osprey Feeding

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A nicely done video

Here’s a very nicely done promotional video of Cedar Key featuring the Low-Key Hideaway Motel and RV park…

Pat and Cindy Bonish have really done a lot with their little piece of Cedar Key!

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A shout-out to Cincinnatti!

While taking some sunset shots from the C Street bridge for my previous post, I noticed a group of people taking turns taking pictures of everyone but themself.   When I asked if they would like for me to get a shot of all four of them they were very appreciative of that.  While taking a couple shots of them I learned that they are Buckeyes from Cincinnati.   Having already given them one of my shamefully, self-promoting SeeCedarKey cards, and since they were so friendly I asked if they would mind if I took a shot of them and put it on my blog.  They said sure that would be fine.  One of them even said, I’ll hold up your card for the picture.

So for everyone who know these good people from Cincinnatti, here’s the shot I took of them…

Group from Cincinnatti

This is one of the things that make Cedar Key so enjoyable.  On this little island, time really does slow down.  Everyone is very friendly and laid back, and no one is in a hurry.  Life here is very simple.

On a daily basis we meet and talk to new people from all over the world.    In the last few days we have met new people from North Carolina, Chicago Illinois, Cincinnati Ohio, Germany, Switzerland, France, Toledo Ohio, Michigan (U.P.), Lagrange and Terra Haute Indiana, Nova Scotia Canada, and many other places.. (we don’t always ask where they are from.)  Almost without exception everyone is extremely friendly.  And, most people have an interesting story about how they discovered this unique little town.

Here’s the sunset they were enjoying…  Cedar Key is known for it’s “million dollar” sunsets, and this was definitely one of them!

Cedar Key sunset

A Cedar Key sunset from C Street bridge

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Foggy foggy day

For about the third day in a row it has been very foggy here in little ol’ Cedar Key…   For a couple hours mid-day it had completely cleared up, but then a thick fog rolled in again.  The temps were ideal, and since my wife and I actually enjoy fog, it was a great day as far as we’re concerned.

How foggy was it?  While walking around the boat ramp, we could hear people on a boat trying to make it back to shore.  It sounded like they were very close by for quite some time, but we couldn’t see them at all.  Finally when they were 50-75 feet out, we could just barely make out the shape of a boat..    It turns out it was a commercial clam boat.  These guys know the water around Cedar Key like the back of their hand, but they seemed pretty excited to have finally found the dock.

Cedar Key fog

Here are a few more shots from today…

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Old Cars

While walking our dogs near the Cedar Key park this morning, all of a sudden we heard the putta putta putta sound of a bunch of old cars. Mostly 1928-1931 Model A’s to be exact, along with a 1950 Ford Custom.  Pretty soon they rounded the corner on First & A Streets and pulled into the parking slots along the city park right in front of where we were standing.

As they got out of the cars several of them were curious about our dog, so we had a nice time chatting with the people.

Portuguese Water Dog

Our Portuguese Water Dog

They told us they had driven from towns about 60-100 miles away, such as Homosassa and Floral City Florida, and had driven to Cedar Key for some clam chowder.   They said there would have been more, but some of the people bailed because it was too cold…   (While I’m standing there very comfortably in shorts and a short sleeve shirt talking to them.)   It’s hard for us snowbirds to understand Floridians thinking that 50 & 60 degree temps is cold!

Here are a few shots of the beautiful antique cars that I took…

Speaking of Fords, see my post with Mustangs [here]

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Beautiful fog

When we arrived home from running some errands, I told my wife look at the beautiful fog!   She laughed; beautiful fog?  You mean there are different types of fog?  I said, sure, some are very bright and white and some are dark and dreary…

I grabbed my camera and managed to get this shot just before the dark clouds rolled in turning it into a dreary fog.  I asked my talented wife to write a poem to go along with it.  You can click on the image for a larger version.

Fog poem

 

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Another beautiful Cedar Key sunset

A view from the C Street bridge…

C Street view of sunset

A view from sidewalk next to the marina parking lot…  I love those beautiful skies!

Dusk at Cedar Key

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