Monday, February 28, 2005

This Week on the Island 06/13/2004

'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.------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

It is true, the wet season has arrived. It actually rained this week. That would be the first rain in weeks. Remember Key West is the driest city in Florida. Miami gets rain almost every day.

Jabour's, the camp site/trailer park about 1 block from the house has closed. I guess we will see clearing of the land and the short term rental condo's being built soon. They are 2 bedroom, 2 bath, kitchen and a large living area and are selling for $1.5 Million.

During the offshore power boat racing last month the promoters spent $10,000 to hire a helicopter to patrol the area for the race. They were to look for sea turtles, manatees, etc. The race was stopped twice for the same turtle and once the helicopter rescued a sea turtle that had been attacked by a shark.

Now with the front porch completed, I have had time to go kayaking again. The first day out I got a little too much sun. I guess during the two weeks building the porch, 1 week building a boat for the minimal regatta, and 1 week painting, I must have faded.

Pride Week continued this week with many activities. On Friday and Saturday there was a street fest on Duval in the 800 block.

Oliver North was in Key West this week. He was filming an episode for his TV series 'War Stories'. This one is about Cuba and the USA in the Kennedy years.

Key West, You have got to love it
Doug Bennett