Saturday, June 19, 2021

This Week on the Island 06/20/2021

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, Reminds me of a Jimmy Buffett song, 'All the days are the same here'.

Another hurricane season has started

Flag Day was June 14th. This is the 15 stars, 15 strips ‘Star Spangled Banner’ that Francis Scott Key wrote about.

This is what happens to the manatee when it is hit by a boat prop. Notice also there are old healed scars on its back.

This could help a lot.

Father’s Day is Sunday, take your daughter dancing to ‘Schooner Wharf Bar Dog’.


We  post a lot of pictures of our after lunch rides. Here is our early morning walk to the dog park.

Boardwalk at Schooner


A look at the bight

Another


And another


Navy property built by Henry Flagler as a train depot. Name after the engineer that built it ‘Trumbo’.


The Ferry terminal


A new dock built by the city next to the ferry terminal and the boat to the Dry Tortugas. (Dry = no fresh water, Tortuga = turtle nesting).


The Dog Park


 Actually, it is dark when we walk early in the morning. So I took these pics on the way home and posted them backwards.

We leave you with ‘Easy like Sunday Morning’. Got this one from Vance Pacey.


Key West,

Close to Perfect, Far from Normal’

GDougBennett@att.net 

Sunday, June 13, 2021

This Week on the Island 06/13/2021

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


How about a little 12 mile swim.



 








 Our Parrot hurricane shutters were fading. Jo repainted them.




They have begun work on the house next door. Here in Key West you can't tear down old houses you must rebuild them. It is going to be very noisy for the next 6 months to a year.




 First get rid of all the trees.




The rainy season has started, June 1 - Dec  1. The Florida mosquitos are out.



We leave you with ‘Easy like Sunday Morning’.  Got this one from Charlotte Wright.


Key West,

Close to Perfect, Far from Normal’

GDougBennett@att.net

Saturday, June 05, 2021

This Week on the Island 05/06/2021

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


Teeki and I went for a walk as the Sun was coming up on Friday morning.



As we passed the Woman of Many Parts on the Corner of Southard Street across from 5 Brothers, I took a photo with my Iphone.

Then we passed this house and I took a picture of the gingerbread. This guy played the violin.

That got me to thinking about Gingerbread in Key West. It used to show what the owner of the house did for a living. This one is gingerbread men.

This is an island, so many of the people here made their living on the sea. Lots of houses have waves.

This house has a ships wheel above the entrance, so the owner of this house was a ships captain. Interest that it also has the arch with the arrow thru it to represent a sexton, for a navigator.

This one also represents a navigator.

Conch Shells

Waves and NSEW, (North, South, East, West).

Pineapples



Seahorses

Starfish and Sand Dollar

Turtles

This house has wine bottles, whiskey bottles, Hearts, Spades, Diamonds, Clubs from playing cards.

Our house has Lobster.


We leave you with this, Easy like Sunday morning.




Key West,

Close to Perfect, Far from Normal’

GDougBennett@att.net


Saturday, May 29, 2021

This Week on the Island 03/30/2021

 

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



Teeki and I take a ride around town each day after lunch. This is part of Saturdays ride.



The waterfront at the corner of Williams and Lazy Way Lane. Lots of people in town for the three-day weekend.



No trip is complete without getting treats at Captain Tony’s.



A long line at the Southernmost Point.



Lots of kids and moms at the wading pool at the Truman Waterfront.



We had a banana tree fall the 13th of the month. I like to hang the bananas on the front porch for the tourist to see. The second pic is the bananas on the 26th of the month 



This weekend was Memorial Day. Remember the one’s that gave their all,



Something for those of us that like dogs.



We leave you with ‘Easy like Sunday Morning’



Key West,

Close to Perfect, Far from Normal’

GDougBennett@att.net