Friday, May 10, 2013

Awesome Things In The Email: Cedar Key From The Air ... Thanks Justin!


One of the wonderful things about blogging, is the occasional email or other bit of awesomeness that a reader shares with me.

One of those moments happened recently when I opened an email from Justin, a US Navy Rescue Swimmer.
Justin wrote:
"I think I have read in one or two previous posts that you are from the Cedar Key area. I was flying in that area today, and I snapped a few aerial pictures and wanted to share them with you. You can use these anyway you wish, or not at all. I took these from the back of a SH-60B Seahawk, which is the Navy's variant of the Army Blackhawk. I am an Sensor Operator/Rescue Swimmer and am blessed with the chance to fly all over this beautiful state! I like to take as many pictures as I can and show as many people as I can, because I am sure there are some non-believers out there that disagree with this state having some of the most natural beauty of them all."


These are all Justin's photos of Cedar Key from his helicopter.
My only input is a little cropping and some labels for those of you who have never been here.

Our airport ... not a lot of room for pilot error here.


Here's my little corner of Cedar Key. I park my JEEP directly in front of that water tower every workday. The school is right across the street.

... and yes, I am aware of how lucky I am to do that.

Thank you Justin, for your service to our country and for the great photos and letter!

13 comments:

robin andrea said...

Wow! Quite a spectacular place. I can't believe where your school is. Lucky lucky you! GREAT photos.

threecollie said...

That is wonderful! Amazing the connections made through blogging....something that lights up my life quite often.

Sayre said...

I've only been to Cedar Key once - and stayed at a little motel with a mermaid motif. Cedar Key is a lovely place and we had lots of fun exploring it!

edifice rex said...

Wow!! very cool photos!

Deborah Callicott said...

Thank you so much for sharing these photos Justin ...Cedar Key has been a special place for my family for over 70 years .... and yes the airstrip is an interesting experience..!!

Anonymous said...

Really awesome photos of your hometown. Looks like a lovely place to call home.
Momadness

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Mark P said...

It was really nice of Justin to share those pictures. They are really great. And I envy you your place of work.

jamiew1013 said...

LOVE THESE. . .Absolutely gorgeous!

Floridacracker said...

Fieldtripping in those Gulf waters today!

Suzanne said...

I love these pictures! Cedar Key looks like an amazingly beautiful place to live. I used to live in Virginia Beach and really miss the ocean and that special flavor of a beach town. Looks like a bit of heaven to me.

Thank you Justin for taking them and FC for sharing.

Floridacracker said...

Gaaawwww! We had an AWESOME boat trip today with my marine science students ... the dolphins .... OMG ... the dolphins ... soon post, soon come mon.

Floridacracker said...

Gaaawwww! We had an AWESOME boat trip today with my marine science students ... the dolphins .... OMG ... the dolphins ... soon post, soon come mon.