Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Cedar Key Florida’s First Pirate’s Fest (2013)

Cedar Key Florida has always been the place to visit and enjoy all the natural wonders. When our families visited Cedar Key my cousins and I thought we were in “Sunshine Heaven.” 

There was swimming, picnicking, boating, searching for shells, (I had a sand dollar from there for 25 years and many shells) eating seafood, Island hopping (with beautiful sand and salty water all around). We found driftwood on an Island many years ago and gave it to a local man who made things from wood. At twelve (12) years old we felt special about giving the wood to the artist so he could make something beautiful.

I remember the waves to the Island that day were choppy, but that did not bother us, as we held tight until we made to our dream destination. My cousins and I went there without our parents’ permission. They thought we were at the park swimming, but there we were flying across the waves in a boat that we knew nothing about. And, we made it back to shore without getting into trouble.

First Pirates's Fest September 2013

Those were wonderful days, and when I feel the need to spoil myself---I go back there to visit even for one day. I loved the boardwalk and visiting the stores and especially eating seafood. I’ve attended many parties in Cedar Key of my friends who always chose my favorite place to visit.

In September last year Cedar Key had their first Pirate’s Fest, and I am so sorry I missed it. However, a very nice person filmed it so I can share with you.

A short tour of Cedar Key Florida.

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Saturday, May 17, 2014

Seafood Festivals Around Florida

The Florida Keyes Commercial Fisherman Association 9th Annual---January 18th and 19th is an event you will not want to miss next year in 2015. The ambiance of Florida will take you to another place in time---when this enjoyable life was the norm of our ancestors who first lived here. When the beauty of the salty waters beaconed to the inhabitants to take a dip in the cool morning liquid paradise, then lie in the sun to warm body and soul before a day of working by or in the sea began. What a life---I am happy I live in Florida.

Another one is Marathon Seafood Festival March 8th & 9th in Florida. People come from all corners of our nation to enjoy the seafood provided by Commercial Fisherman. This group works hard with their families to have a great event to be enjoyed all everyone.

Marathon Florida Seafood Festival

Now we will visit the Seafood Festival in Everglades, Florida with Bobby Brown in February 7, 8, and 9th. Look at all the delicious seafood and fun activities with the music to sooth any wild beast---that may be lurking around in the woods or waters of the glades.

Everglade City

                                                                      Everglade City
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Monday, January 20, 2014

Tropical Storm Andrea in Cedar Key Florida June 13th 2013

The streets of the Cedar Key Island is inundated with fast running water as the storm surges pushes the salty sea of the Gulf of Mexico into the street. Salty water ran through the streets like a liquid snake being guided by the strong winds of the storm as it continues along it path to cover the dry streets.
On the dock a Pelican is holding on to the railing for dear life as overhead the dark sky seems to watch as the water below flings sea grass on the dock; from the bottom of the Gulf.

All the businesses along the dockside are being pounding underneath the wooden structures that hold them up. It is a scary place as no one knows what will or can happen next.

Strong waves splashed over the paved roads flooding homes on the opposite side of the street. These residents were evacuated long before the storm hit land.

Tropical Storm Andrea proved damaging to Cedar Key; however, when a hurricane hits then it is really destructive---and sometimes stops residents from returning to their homes---for days after the hurricane is over.

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Diving in Florida Springs and Sinkholes---Click Link Below--to see a beautiful underwater world.