One doesn’t just happen upon Cedar Key. This place is pretty isolated, which is just one of the reasons it is so very special. If you are looking for a taste of Old Florida , this just might be the place you find it.
Expired film presents potential for underexposure, overexposure, excessive grain, and those wonderful weird color shifts. With managed expectations and an appreciation for imperfection, shooting expired film can be pretty fun.
I am fascinated by the roadside oddities, quiet city streets, and man-made structures that have begun their return to the earth. Film seems an appropriate medium for capturing these less-than-perfect subjects.
What can one do in Florida when it’s cold and rainy? Hunt for antiques! Along the way we will make friends with shop kitties, rearrange our car 5 times to fit more stuff in, and come to the conclusion that Florida is a treasure hunter’s paradise.
During our January 2019 trip to Cedar Key, we camped for the first time at Shell Mound, a Levy County park. While the campground is 12 miles from downtown Cedar Key, it’s an easy drive into town, and the campground views of the salt marsh and Gulf of Mexico are gorgeous. From the campground there […]
“It is necessary to leave the impersonal highway, to step inside the rusty gate and close it behind. One is now inside the orange grove, out of one world and mysteriously in the heart of another. And after long years of spiritual homelessness, of nostalgia, here is that mystic loveliness of childhood again.” — Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (Cross Creek, 1942)
Taking a little break from blogging our great western road trip, the next few posts will focus on our January road trip to Florida. Over the course of two weeks, we saw fresh and salt water in colors from black as oil to aqua blue to crystal clear, experienced ecosystems and wild creatures unlike any we’ve seen before, ate a variety of delicious regional foods, had a serendipitous meeting in St. Pete, visited the homes and final resting places of some of our favorite authors, and spent a surprising amount of time shivering from the cool weather.
By happenstance we land in Port Townsend, Washington on just the right weekend to take in the Wooden Boat Festival. Tho we quickly learn that this charming seaside town offers unique experiences for the traveler any time of the year.
With a desire to stay comfortable and somewhat connected, we purchased a bit of new gear for our long 2018 road trip. Our goal was to invest in quality products that we can use for years to come, although it’s worth noting that we didn’t blow the budget on high-end gear. For our first gear review, let’s talk about our REI Co-op Grand Hut 4 tent.
Heart O’ the Hills. Hurricane Ridge. Hidden Bush. And no, that last one is not a natural landmark that you’ve just never heard of.
Longing for a quiet walk in the woods, we stop off to hike a bit of the North Fork trail in the Sol Duc Valley. A bear grunts to notify us of his presence. This place belongs to him.
“Every time we walk along a beach some ancient urge disturbs us so that we find ourselves shedding shoes and garments or scavenging among seaweed and whitened timbers like the homesick refuges of a long war.” — Loren Eiseley