Saturday, June 15, 2019

This Week on the Island 06/16/2019


‘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: Quit the mix of weather this week.

A military ship at the outer mole all by itself.
The next day it had company.
The city has added a few new benches at the Truman Water Front Park.
Teeki had to try it out.
Teeki and Aspen playing at the dog park. Aspen is moving to north Georgia. Teeki will miss him.
We have a new pod of bananas growing.
Teeki and I ran into some friends at Schooner.
Riding down Trumbo Road.
We seem to be back into waterspout season.
Key West,
Close to Perfect, Far from Normal’
GDougBennett@att.net

Sunday, June 02, 2019

This Week on the Island 06/02/2019


‘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: Kind of reminds me of an old Jimmy Buffett song. ‘All the days are the same here’.
The week started with the minimal Regatta in the bight by Schooner Wharf Bar. Each team builds a boat from one piece of plywood, two 2x4’s, some screws, no caulking, but painting is allowed. Teams of 4 race.
We also had Swim Around Key West.
Then there was the anniversary of Sloppy Joe’s moving to its current location.
For the last few years we have been invaded by ‘curly tailed lizards.
And we leave you this week at Schooner Wharf Bar on Friday as Teeki and I listen to Michael McCloud singing ‘Me and my uncle’.
Key West,
Close to Perfect, Far from Normal’
GDougBennett@att.net

Sunday, May 26, 2019

This Week on the Island 05/26/2019


‘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 humid with a chance of rain.
Last week we went to the new Truman Waterfront Park. We took the first road off the circle. This week we will take the second road off the circle.
Teeki is ready for the ride
The entrance to the Truman Waterfront Park.
The sign for the second road off the circle.
Again, there is another large multi-use field.
Then on to the Environmental Complex.
Then on pass our outdoor stage. Looks a little like a cheeseburger in paradise.
And on to the gates to the Fort Zack State Park.
The path thru the Australian Pines to the Atlantic and beach.
Dogs are not allowed on the beach, so this is the closest Teeki and I could get.
This is a little restaurant and bath rooms.
On to the ships channel
And the most photographed palm tree on the island.
Fort Zack surrounded by land dredged from the ships channel.
The entrance to Ft. Zack.
Over head view of Ft. Zack.
Inside view of Ft. Zack.
Ft. Zack when it was surrounded by water.
Key West,
Close to Perfect, Far from Normal’
GDougBennett@att.net