Saturday, April 22, 2017

This Week on the Island 04/23/2017



 ‘This Week on the Island’ is written by Doug Bennett and is an update to friends about happenings in Key West last week. Everything is true except for those parts that are lies.
The Weather: We got some rain this week. But it is still beautiful.
Conch Republic 10-day celebration began this week. On April 23, 1982, Key West seceded from the Union and became the Conch Republic.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conch_Republic
The ‘Raising of the Flag’ at Fort Zack.
The ‘Kick Off Party’ at Schooner.
The ‘Drag Racing’ on Duval Street.
More about the Conch Republic Celebration at www.ConchRepublic.com.
A little history
We leave you this week at the Tiki hut at Fort Zack looking out on the ships channel. To your left is the Atlantic, to your right is The Gulf of Mexico.
Key West, You have got to love it
‘Close to Perfect, Far from Normal’
Doug Bennett
Lat 24.5591N, Long 81.8016W

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Saturday, April 15, 2017

This Week on the Island 04/16/2017



 ‘This Week on the Island’ is written by Doug Bennett and is an update to friends about happenings in Key West last week. Everything is true except for those parts that are lies.
The Weather: Wonderful. This is why we live here.
EASTER. I hope you enjoy your day in the way that means the most to you. I find religion fascinating. Be nice because when you die, well who knows. This week the blog will be about the Key West Cemetery.
The entrance to the Key West Cemetery.
The Cemetery is on the highest point on the island at 16 feet above sea level. Key West is made from coral rock so we bury above the ground. Many of the old graves were in the ground.
Out Cemetery is a beautiful place.
BUT, even in death we separate the people. There is the Catholic Section.
And the Jewish Section
There is the USS Maine Section
The Cuban Patriot Section
There is the ‘Key West Condos’ (less expensive) Section
Some of our graves have funny savings. This is the most popular “I Told You I Was Sick’.
And last but not least we have an Easter Bunny on the rear of the trike.
I hope you find your share of the eggs.
 
Key West, You have got to love it
‘Close to Perfect, Far from Normal’
Doug Bennett
Lat 24.5591N, Long 81.8016W

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Saturday, April 08, 2017

This Week on the Island 04/09/2017



 ‘This Week on the Island’ is written by Doug Bennett and is an update to friends about happenings in Key West last week. Everything is true except for those parts that are lies.
The Weather: Hot and then a cold front came thru Friday. Very windy and the temperature dropped. Wonderful Saturday, but summer will be back.
Monday, Teeki's kennel cough had cleared up after a week of drugs so it was back to Marathon to get her a kennel cough shot.
We stopped at Porky’s again for N. C. bar-b-que and sweet potato fries.
I got knocked off my trike by a car. I was on the sidewalk and they came up behind me and turned into the drive way is was riding thru. She got the ticket. I got elbow road rash.
Some pictures looking at the bight. This one from Trumbo Point.
The end of Grinnell Street at the Ferry Terminal.
At Turtle Kraals and Half Shell Raw Bar.
The corner of Williams Street and Lazy Way Lane.
The corner of the Bight by Shrimp Boat Sounds. Jimmy Buffett’s recording studio.
Looking out from Conch Republic Seafood.
And last, I think Macguiver may be in town. (You know, from the TV show). This paperclip was found on Lazy Way Lane behind Schooner Wharf.
Key West, You have got to love it
'Close to Perfect, far from Normal’
Doug Bennett
Lat 24.5591N, Long 81.8016W

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