Wednesday was the designated pontoon boat tour of the local waters and islands (keys). Pat Bonish, who owns and operates Low Key Hideaway Resort (and Tiki Bar) with his wife Cindy, offered to be our captain and tour guide for the afternoon. Eight intrepid souls signed up for "a three hour tour".......I apologize.....I just had to sneak in a Gilligan's Isle reference.....pretty weak, huh? Actually it was to be, from the beginning, a 4-6 hour tour....the length depending on the 8 of us. As it turned out we spent around 6.5 hours on the water visiting Seahorse Key and its lighthouse, North Key, Atsena Otie Key as well as the back bay areas around Cedar Key. Atsena Otie Key was the original site of the town called Cedar Key, but after the devastating hurricane of 1896 the town was moved back one island (key) to its present site.
One might think this day was over, and could not get any better, but there is more.....our good Newell friends, Forest and Cindy, arrived in their 1993 Newell (39') while we were out on the water. They have just recently sold their sticks and bricks home, divested themselves of a lifetime accumulation of stuff, and hit the road full time for a few years. We first met them in Creede, CO at a Newell mini-rally, and then again in Santa Fe, NM. And we have parked on their former property in Thibodaux, LA. We made a quick change of clothes and walked over to greet them around 7 pm. After a glass of Pinot Grigio we headed into town for dinner around 8 pm and found the Blue Desert Cafe open! Cool....I thought they were closed on Wednesdays. We sat talking for a couple of hours, and enjoying another amazing meal....I had the grilled tuna steak special with zucchini and rice.....everything cooked to perfection! As I have mentioned before, the Blue Desert Cafe is only open for dinner each day, and opens at 5pm. This quirky, funky place is not open every day, so check ahead for their schedule.
Okay, this day of serendipity is now officially deemed over. Thanks for stopping by!