Cedar Key Cemetery

How can I be expected to ride my bike past a cemetery without stopping? Especially a cemetery with graves from the 1800s.

IMG_7118So less than a half mile from the Cedar Key Museum State Park, the start of a bike ride around the three keys that make up Cedar Key, I’d stopped riding and started walking through the cemetery looking for interesting markers under the oaks.

I read the markers of the young children and babies curious about their short lives.

I searched for tombstones from the 1800s and found a few, as well as interesting markers like the large anchor and one elaborately decorated with doves. And I who are the families with the fenced areas in the cemetery?

I could have spent much longer, but this was a day for a bike ride. A long cemetery visit will have to wait for another day.