Seabreeze and Pier ~ Cedar Key, Florida  by AuntDot

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Canon PowerShot SX260 HS; 1/1250s, f/4.5, ISO 125, focal length 12.7mm (35mm equivalent 74mm);AUTO setting
Edited in Photoshop7/Topaz Adjust; Better in larger view

The Seabreeze Restaurant is in Cedar Key, Florida, Levy County, USA, on the Gulf of Mexico. This is a side view of the old building, and it looks like the pier behind it is popular with the birds. Here most of the birds are pelicans with a few cormorants mixed in.

Top Ten Winner in the “October Avatar~Your Choice” challenge in Preserving History, Sept. 28, 2013

From Cedar
Cedar Key is located on Way Key just south of the mouth of the Suwannee River. Prior to 1896 the city of Cedar Key was located on Asenta Otie Island. Cedar Key was one of the primary population centers during the frontier days of Florida. Produce was shipped down the Mississippi River and then carried across the Gulf of Mexico to Cedar Key. Here the produce was off loaded to boxcars and transported across the state to Fernandina Beach and then north to population centers in the Northeastern United States. This avoided the dangerous trip around the tip of Florida during hurricane season.
On September 23rd, 1896 a hurricane wiped out the town of Cedar Key. All that remains on its original site on Asenta Otie Island is a graveyard. Buildings were floated by barge across the channel separating Asentie Otie and Way Key and the town was reestablished. Though still shipping seafood over the railroad, the economy of Cedar Key declined. its population moved elsewhere and Cedar Key became a small fishing village. With the Net Ban voted by Florida voters in the 1990’s the fishing industry declined. Commercial clamming has become the primary industry for the community. Retirees and artists from throughout the United States have settled in Cedar key.
Note from me: Tony’s Restaurant in Cedar Key has the best New England style clam chowder I’ve ever had. It won the championship for three years in a row over entries from around the country, including New England states, and after winning three times they were not allowed to enter the contest again.

Having lived most of my life in the northeast U.S., I am enjoying retired life in sunny Florida. I enjoy photographing many different kinds of things, but especially flowers and animals, including the beautiful birds found here in Florida. I am currently using a Canon EOS Rebel XSi/450D camera, a Canon 55-250 mm telescopic zoom lens, and a Sony P10 Cyber-shot digital camera. My newest acquisition is a Canon PowerShot SX260 HS, a point and shoot which I will be carrying in my purse.

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  • Lynda Heins
    Lynda Heinsalmost 2 years ago

    Great shot Dot! What an awesome looking place!

  • Thanks so much, Lynda!

    – AuntDot

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkeralmost 2 years ago

    Beautiful capture my friend. Will have to check it out if I ever go that way. Hugs

  • If you do, be sure to go to Tony’s for some chowder! LOL Thanks, Tom!

    – AuntDot

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsalmost 2 years ago

    15.11.12 @ 6.38am
    What a wonderful restaurant this is and wonderful to sit and watch the birds feed.

  • Thank you, Karen. I haven’t eaten in that restaurant yet…maybe next visit, however Tony’s is like a magnet for my husband for their wonderful clam chowder.

    – AuntDot

  • Chris Armytage™
    Chris Armytage™almost 2 years ago

    Excellent Dot, love your processing!

  • Thanks very much, Chris!

    – AuntDot

  • Monnie Ryan
    Monnie Ryanalmost 2 years ago

    Now that’s a place I’d absolutely love! Outstanding capture, Dot!

  • Thanks so much, Monnie. This is “Old Florida” at its best in my opinion.

    – AuntDot

  • Glenn Cecero
    Glenn Ceceroalmost 2 years ago

    Wonderful image, beautifully done!

  • Thank you, Glenn. Much appreciated!

    – AuntDot

  • Morag Bates
    Morag Batesalmost 2 years ago

    Beautiful shot, lovely light the way it dances on the water. Interesting old building too, it must be lovely to dine there, almost like on a ship !

  • Thank you, Morag! I haven’t eaten in this one, but I did in the one next door. Great views out the windows. Yes, almost like being on a ship!

    – AuntDot

  • Sherri     Nicholas
    Sherri Nic...almost 2 years ago

    What picture, I wonderful it gets when they have there hurricanes..lots of bigggg waves
    very pretty, you good with camera…good shot Dot..I like that..Good shot Dot..hehe

  • Thanks Sherri! Much appreciated!

    – AuntDot

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpabout 1 year ago

  • That’s great, Marie! Thanks!

    – AuntDot

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