25-Jul-2007 -- It was a good (but not perfect) day to travel 10 miles by kayak into the Gulf. At about 5 miles out, the clouds pictured here produced a brief shower enough to disable the GPS unit I was carrying in the boat. I phoned a friend at a computer terminal with access to weather radar and the event was not big enough to show up on radar. So with a disabled GPS and a clear radar report, I headed back in 3 miles to the outer islands of the Cedar Keys and visited the white sandy beach of Seahorse Key island.
If you make this attempt take a high resolution camera, as the Crystal River Power Plant located 14 miles east is visible, but not using my old school crappy camera on a cloudy day. Also visible, but will need a perfect blue sky day that follows a cold front, is a large white water tower located in the town of Cedar Key 10 miles north.
Also plan time to visit the Cedar Key outer islands' white sandy beaches, but be aware of closures. For details see here.
I'll make an effort to try this again in December, perhaps by jet ski making it a water sturgis event.