Sunday, August 07, 2022

This Week on the Island 08/07/2022

‘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: August, hot, humid, I love it.

This was the beginning of B.O.’s Fishwagon (Buddy Owens). It was an actual wagon on Duval Street.

B.O.’s Fishwagon today. On the corner of Caroline and Williams Street.

Captain Tony’s today. They are replacing some of the wood on the front. We live on a tropical island. If it is made of wood, the termites are eating it. If it is made of metal, the salt air is rusting it. If it is made of plastic, the sun is baking it dry.

Captain Tony’s September 2013. Looks about the same.

Seaweed. This is not Key West, but we have the same problem. A lady told me this was her first time to Key West. People told her it was beautiful. It stinks.

Bolt, our new husky is almost 3 years old. He has some bad habits. He pulls too much and he jumps up on people. When he sees another dog, he goes in fight mode.

I do NOT like these things, but we bought one. It is amazing the difference. We only use it on walks and dog park visits.

Stuart Woods has left the island. I have read 20 of his books.

We leave you with ‘Easy like Sunday morning’.  You can't drink all day unless you start in the morning.


Key West

Close to Perfect, Far from Normal’

GDougBennett@att.net

  

Saturday, July 30, 2022

This Week on the Island 07/31/2022

 

‘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 so it has been cooler.

This week was Mini-lobster Season. Our lobsters do not have claws. We call the bugs.

This was the Christmas in July Bike Ride.


This was Victoria Restaurant before Sloppy Joe’s moved into the building.

This was The Oldest Bar before Captain Tony’s.

This was The Gallery before The Bull and Whistle.

This was The Anchor Inn before the Red Garter. (Down at the old

Anchor Inn – Jimmy Buffett).

This was The Commanders Quarters before The Little White House. Note that it used to be waterfront.

This is The Southernmost Beach before South Beach.

This is Tank Island before Sunset Key. The island in the background was call The Whisteria it is now call Christmas Tree Island.


This is the ship Whisteria that the island is named after. It is now underwater to the west of the island.

This is the Old Seven Mile Bridge before the new Seven Mile Bridge.

We leave you with ‘Easy like Sunday morning’.  


Key West

Close to Perfect, Far from Normal’

GDougBennett@att.net

 

Saturday, July 23, 2022

This Week on the Island o7/24/2022

‘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 it has been for weeks - HOT, HOT, HOT!

If you have been to Key West, you have probably seen this sign. The Southern end of US#1 and the beginning of US#1 North.

There is another sign in Ft. Kent, Maine with the Northern end of US#1 and the beginning of US#1 South.

This week have been Hemingway Days in Key West. We had a race.

Even Forrest Gump showed-up.

There also was a paddle board race.

And don’t forget the Hemingway Look Alike Contest and the Running of the Bulls.

Some of the contestants on the corner of Green and Duval outside Sloppy Joe’s.

With part of Duval Street blocked for a Street Fair.

Teeki, Bolt, Jo and I were setting on the front porch Saturday morning.

This being Hurricane Season I thought I should show The Grotto over at the Catholic Church. Lots of dust from the Sahara in North Africa in the air now and that keeps the air dry and also gives us beautiful sunsets. The dust keeps hurricanes from forming. https://www.wlrn.org/.../a-catholic-sisters-vision-in-key...

We leave you with ‘Easy like Sunday morning’.  If you are retired, even Monday morning can be like another Sunday morning.


 Key West

Close to Perfect, Far from Normal’

GDougBennett@att.net

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Saturday, July 16, 2022

This Week on the Island 07/17/2022

‘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 last week - HOT, HOT, HOT!

This time of the year we have ‘sex on the reef’. The coral of the reef release gametes. It is fluorescent and glows in the moonlight.

We also have music on the reef



We are about ready for Lobsterfest. Where else can you sit on the street curb in 90-degree weather and eat lobster and drink beer.

And next will be Hemingway Days in August. A bunch of old fat men, wearing sweaters in this Key West August heat.


Another picture of our new dog begging for some of my lunch.

We leave you with ‘Easy like Sunday morning’.  


Key West

Close to Perfect, Far from Normal’

GDougBennett@att.net

  

Saturday, July 09, 2022

This Week on the Island 07/10/2022

 

‘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, HOT, HOT!

Sad new: Cinderella, Michael McClouds dog, is no longer with us. It makes me sad.

Teeki, in her house waiting for me to take her somewhere.

Teeki and I on a ride around town.

Found an I-phone on one of our many walks. It was trashed, run over and screen smashed. Would not charge. No one claimed it.

A friend I went to high school and USC with sent me this photo of when we were on the Air Force ROTC Drill Team. I am 3rd from left on the back row.

Duval Street, Wednesday sunset.

We adopted another dog. We are having some opportunities with him and Teeki getting along.

We leave you with ‘Easy like Sunday morning’ at Fort Zack Beach.  

Key West

Close to Perfect, Far from Normal’

GDougBennett@att.net