AFTER A FULL DAY OUT ON THE OCAEN, all we want is a cold beer and some good, old fashioned peel ‘n’ eat shrimp. In the small town of Cedar Key, FL, there’s no shortage of either. We beach our boats, pop into the local grocery for our goods (fresh seafood can be found pretty much everywhere), and head back to our cabin at Pirate’s Cove Cottages.
The small property is right on a coastal inlet; the dock looks out over the wetlands and mangrove forests of the Gulf. Everything smells like salt and sweat and fish and heat and we soak the shrimp in jerk sauce, adding the scent of thyme and garlic and peppers into the air. We cook our dinner, prop our bare feet on the damp, wooden railings, crack open a couple of beers, and do what Cedar Key does best: sunsets, suds, and seafood.
Shooting details: Camera – a Canon EOS Rebel T1i (shot in RAW)
Lens – Canon EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Shutterspeed – 1/25
Focal Length – 18mm
f stop – 3.5
This postcard comes from Matador Community member Kathryn Pardo, anthropologist and editor at Izilwane.org. View more of Kathryn’s photos and read more about her adventures on her blog: ysnp.com.