Sunday, June 25, 2017

This Week on the Island 06/25/2017



 ‘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: Same as the last four weeks. Hot and humid until November with a chance of a hurricane.
This week’s book was ‘Key West Boneyard’ by Mike Pettit. Voodoo in Haiti. Stolen money, and a Key West caper.
Summer is here and the island is getting slow. Not as many tourist and some of the restaurants/bars have started laying people off until this fall. Many folks are taking vacation and going home for the summer. So, here are some pics I stole from Steve Mellette’s Facebook.
At about 6:30 PM, Teeki and I have started going to the monument just outside Jimmy Buffett’s recording studio on the bight. She can get her share of ‘Pretty Dog’ for the day while I smoke a cigar.
Here is another picture of the 7- mile bridge.
We leave you this Sunday looking at the water at Mallory Square.


Key West
Close to Perfect, Far from Normal’
Doug Bennett
Lat 24.5591N, Long 81.8016W
GDougBennett@att.net

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Saturday, June 17, 2017

This Week on the Island 06/17/2017



 ‘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: Same as the last two weeks. Hot and humid until November.
This week’s book was ‘Key West Flashpoint’ by Mike Pettit. Russian Kilo Class sub, El Presidente, loaded with $5 billon from Venezuela headed for Cuba sank south of Jamaica. Found by some Key West guys. There is a Chinese nuclear bomb onboard the sunken sub and an African born hurricane headed their way. I read some exciting international books.
Teeki and I rode thru Truman Annex toward the new park being built. They are doing some update to the entrance.
The condos on the corner of Simonton and Green are having another set of buildings built and the concrete is ready to pour.
We Cycle has opened a branch on Caroline Street across the street from the new gym.
A little excitement on Caroline Street as someone is hauled off in an ambulance.
Went to Schooner Wharf to listen to Michael McCloud. Lots of friends were in town and hanging at Schooner.
In case you haven't notice. Jo, Teeki, and I have a pretty nice life here in Key West.

Key West, you have got to love it
‘Close to Perfect, Far from Normal’
Doug Bennett
Lat 24.5591N, Long 81.8016W
GDougBennett@att.net

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Sunday, June 11, 2017

This Week on the Island 06/11/2017



 ‘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: Same as the last two weeks. Hot and humid until November.
This week’s book was ‘Key West Fatal Tangents’ by Elizabeth Hilleren.
Hurricane Season started 1 June. The city is de-nutting all the coconut trees on city property. A coconut flying at about 100mph can do some damage in a hurricane.
Teeki and I rode by the Southernmost Point in the Continental USA.
Duval Street was blocked for the ‘Pride Fest’ festival and a parade down Duval was held Sunday Afternoon.
I started doing this some years before moving to Key West. I have tried to maintain the habit over the years. I don’t know if I should call it a habit. More like an enjoyment from time to time.
We close this week with a picture from some years ago. The Pride Flag stretching from the Atlantic to the Gulf of Mexico down Duval Street.
Key West, you have got to love it
‘Close to Perfect, Far from Normal’
Doug Bennett
Lat 24.5591N, Long 81.8016W
GDougBennett@att.net

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