One of my favorite things about living in Central Florida are those summer storms. You might remember that from another post I made a few years back talking about this very same thing – My Other Post
The past few weeks have been one afternoon storm after another. Cindy and I have sat either in the Tiki Bar enjoying them with other folks, or lucky enough to be out in the boat where we can sit, from a safe distance and watch them roll past.
We sat out in the boat the other day watching a storm roll over Cedar Key where there was no chance of going home without floating right into the center of it. Luckily you could sit on the backside of one of the outlying islands and just watch the storm, with nothing but blue sky above you. This particular storm we watched for over an hour, with what looked like a giant tornado over the city, but we never had a drop of water land on us. Unless you count the sweat falling off my drink.
The fun thing about the weather these days is you could only spend one day out on the boat, and your images will look like multiple seasons since the weather changes so quickly. It also leaves me longing for a cabin cruiser style boat, one where we can comfortably sleep on the boat, with the ability to have a bathroom, and a few creature comforts to spend an overnight at anchorage with sleeping on an open deck.
Anchored on North Key. Very few clouds and a beautiful day. This is early in the day around noon time
I was leaving to go to the bank one morning and as I look back to pull out onto HWY24, I notice the clouds moving in over the motel. This is typical of what it looks like from hour to hour. Notice I’m in full sun, and to look in the other direction, you wouldn’t have seen a cloud in the sky.
This is the same day as the one where we’re anchored on North Key…..only later in the afternoon
Random shot of our resident Baby Cardinal sitting in the bar. Please dont pay attention to Little on the actual bar!
Storm Clouds rolling in at Sunset
Watching a Lightning Storm from our boat over the Gulf of Mexico
Cindy floating in the Gulf of Mexico as the afternoon storms build up in the background
Awesome Sunset behind the Low-Key Hideaway
Purple Mountain Majesty – Tiki Bar at Sunset
Love the new Honda 90hp 4-stroke motor! Now we just need to order up some custom graphics
This scene never gets old for me!
5am storm blowing over the Low-Key Hideaway – The amount of things people have commented on being able to see in this storm cloud is downright awesome
Cindy watching the storm clouds in one direction as I watch them in the other direction. Wouldnt it be funny if we were listening to the band ‘One Direction’ while I took this picture!
Watching the Storms roll through in AWE!! This particular storm was throwing lightning all around us. It was amazing to watch
Taken with a 10 stop ND Filter
Love watching the front of the storm blow in
Big yellow Ball Going to Bed behind the Low-Key Hideaway
Such an Amazing Sunset with the SS Minnow as a foreground Subject
Lightning Storm over the Big Dock in Downtown Cedar Key