The day was one of those perfect Spring days....blue skies, white puffy clouds, and a warm breeze. And, as long as you kept moving, those pesky no-see-ums left you alone. (Everyone in the campground looks like they have the measles because of the no-see-ums.)
We were scoping out places to watch the sunset and think we have found one!
|Waterfront access for sunset watching!|
|I looked for sand dollars but didn't see any!|
Cedar Key is such a sleepy little town and we just pedaled and pedaled. Quite a number of people use bikes or golf carts as their mode of transportation.
We headed over to the airport but first pedaled over to a residential neighborhood close to the runway.
We found this waterfront lot for sale....
|This would make an awesome RV site!|
Some of us call ourselves "pelicans" because we are kind of lolly-gagging around and not too graceful! It's not a negative thing, though! Just funny! We found this sign on the street (yep - the one street of the residential neighborhood we were checking out) and thought it was funny as there really aren't too many kids nearby that we could see! But, since I feel we are big kids, it was time for a picture!
The Cedar Key airport is really a cool place to visit but the word "airport" may be a bit of a stretch.
|Pretty cool landing! Our "first" bird of the day!|
It was time for us to continue our pedal and we stopped a bit down the road to take a look at some osprey.
|Wow - look at that beak!|
|These two were guarding their nest!|
Second sighting of birds today! We pedaled back over the bridge and started going back to town but first I had to get a picture of a pelican!
|Our third sighting of a bird!|
Not sure if this is a Black Hawk, an Apache or another kind of helicopter but it sure was neat! We saw the pilot land once and then he zipped back around, did a loop and came in for a second landing. The wind was picking up pretty swiftly and, as hard as he (or she!) tried, they could never get it to touch down the second time. It was very cool to see, well worth the speedy pedal and this was our fourth sighting of a "bird".
Back to our pedaling, we stopped to take a few pictures of the structures along a canal and the water tower...
Our next stop was the Cedar Key Cemetery as I really really wanted to find the owls. I looked at just about every tree top in the cemetery and was getting a bit frustrated that I wasn't having any luck. I parked my bike and decided to walk into the woods that were between the cemetery and the sound. Finally, I had my reward!
The nest was HUGE and, at first look, I saw one little owlet! He was so cute. I looked a bit harder...
|and saw two babies!|
|Great Horned Owl|
Ain't life grand?!!!!