Saturday, November 20, 2021

This Week on the Island 11/21/2021

 

‘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: Doors and windows open, nice breeze. 77 degrees.

It seems to be a secret as to who is sponsoring the bill but


Wisteria Island may become county property and get developed into a nice park.

This is the ship Wisteria that ran aground off Key West. Its deck was used to skin and process shark. You can see it under water in the above picture. The island was built when the Navy dredged the ships channel in the 1800’s.

Teeki and I at the dog park Saturday morning. Love that Key West weather.

There will be a remembrance and celebration of Paul at Schooner Wharf on 1 Dec.

My current situation on Saturday. Cold beer in one hand and a cigar in the other. Teeki laying by my feet and Michael McCloud playing ‘Tree Top Flyer’.

One of my favorite pictures of Bahai Honda bridge. After the Labor Day hurricane that destroyed the railroad, the right-of-way was used to create a road to Key West and the old rail bridges were widened for car travel. Bahai Honda bridge could not be widened because it was built in a cage, so they put the road on top of the cage. (Bahai Honda = Deep Bay)

We leave you with ‘Easy like Sunday morning’.  

Key West

Close to Perfect, Far from Normal’

GDougBennett@att.net





Sunday, November 14, 2021

This Week on the Island 11/14/2021

 

‘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:  Winter is on its way. The heat and humidity are gone. The doors and windows are open. I really like this time of year. Winter, in Key West, does not mean cold.

Veterans Day Parade. WWI ended on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. It was called Armistice Day. Now we call it Veterans Day.

Douglas was in the parade. He is the guy we see running with The Flag on North Roosevelt most every day.

The Little White House was built in 1890 as the Commanders Quarters for the military.

The Little White House today. President Truman spent some time in Key West and stayed here.

Off Shore Power Boat Racing was this week.



A little accident in 2019.

ZZ Top was in town last Saturday.

We leave you with ‘Easy like Sunday morning’.  


Key West

Close to Perfect, Far from Normal’

GDougBennett@att.net

Saturday, November 06, 2021

This Week on the Island 11/07/2021

 

‘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:  It is supposed to be warmer than usual this winter in Key West. Currently it is very pleasant with the doors and windows open.

The week started with Halloween.

The new dog park at the Truman Waterfront has opened.

We took a trip to Fort Zack. The water in the deep ships channel was green, the shallow water across the channel was blue. This produced a line between the two.


Margaritaville will open a hotel out near the airport and Smathers Beach.

Captain Tony.

Manatee safe guards on the props of boats. A good thing.

A house in Bahama Village.

The Coast Guard still battling the drug business.

Daylight savings goes away this Sunday.

The Power Boat Races are next week.

Veterans Day Nov 11. On the 11th hour of the 11 day of the 11th month WWI ended.

Be sure to salute our Flag.

We leave you with ‘Easy like Sunday morning’.  Pic from Bo Fodor.

Key West

Close to Perfect, Far from Normal’

GDougBennett@att.net

Saturday, October 30, 2021

This Week on the Island 10/31/2021

‘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:  A cold front came thru and cooled it off a bit.

Fantasy Fest Week with lots of activities around town. One evening, as Teeki and I were leaving the dog park at the White Street Pier, a bunch of runners came by. We rode the trike with them to Duval Street then home.

Then another evening we joined in with ‘The Zombie Bike Ride to Duval and then home.


And of course, there are lots of painted people showing it on Duval Street.






Some of this is ‘unbelievable’.

After all, we do have culture in this town.


Pepe’s has been sold.

Teeki got some Halloween presents.

We leave you with ‘Easy like Sunday morning’.

Key West

Close to Perfect, Far from Normal’

GDougBennett@att.net