Tuesday, March 01, 2005

This Week on the Island 12/12/2004

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

The weather here has been hotter than usual for this time of the year. Many of the flowers on the island are in bloom. Our hibiscus, key lime tree and orange tree are beautiful. Wednesday we were the hot spot in the US with 84 degrees. Needless to say the air conditioning was running again until this week end when a cold front came thru and dropped the temp at night to 62 degrees.

If you are a Buffett fan then you know what this weeks book was 'A Salty Piece of Land' by Jimmy Buffett. It is a story about a Wyoming cowboy, Tully Mars, roaming the Caribbean with the 101 year old Cleopatra aboard her ship the Lucretia. I enjoyed it greatly.

The HMS Bounty, a square rigger is in the Key West Harbor near Mallory Square and next to Christmas Tree Island (http://www.tallshipbounty.org/main.html). It appears there is another movie being filmed in the waters off Key West. (What does HMS stand for?)

The 2,000 sq ft house next door that went on the market last week has sold for a little over $1.5 million.

Big Foot the cat's trial appears to have been delayed.

Key West, You have got to love it
'Meet me at the end of the road' - Conchy Tonkin'- Jimmy Buffett
Doug Bennett

HMS stands for Her/His Majesty's Ship (British)