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Approaching Cedar Key (CDK) from the south west, the airfield is at the far left of the connected chain of land.
Overflying at 1500ft, joining downwind for runway 5 was pleasing to the eye. Winds from the east though caused a fair bit of rotor low to the ground and the BZIM floated a bit further down the runway than anticipated. Still a massive amount of space for the BZIM, which is used to a much smaller grass runway .
Upon landing a voice came over the Radio, “You’ll be wanting a taxi” in a deep south American accent. “Yes please” i replied. That voice belonged to Ms Judy.
Two trips into town were made, filling up my external tank and siphoning it into the main tank. A third trip was made to fill my rumbling stomach.
During these trips, three other aircraft arrived, Ms Judy ferrying us all back and forwards into town.
On the final journey Ms Judy gave a quick tour of the area. Describing how things had changed over her time, due to storms and “them up there in New York” buying up the property. Property prices went up, taxes went up and cost of living went up, forcing many who work in the area to move in-land, and commute to the coastal area.
Returning to the airport, sitting eating my burger and fries, it felt sad to be leaving such a beautiful area so quickly. I could have sat all day relaxing!
Leave I must though. A nasty storm was being forecast when I was expected to be in the Mississippi area, so I was thinking, perhaps it could be avoided by heading south towards Houston, and getting ahead if it. Otherwise, there was a strong chance of being grounded until the 23rd April!? I needed to be much further on by this point (or so I was thinking).
Departing Cedar Key, Ms Judy asked me to do flypast. I gladly obliged.