Saturday, June 30, 2007

This Week on the Island 07/01/2007

'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 picture this week is the Sea Eagle . It is docked in the Key West Bight by Conch Republic Sea Food. The "Sea Eagle" was chosen to feature in the James Bond film, "License to Kill."

The book this week was 'Treasure Island ' by Robert Louis Stevenson.

The Weather: The weather for the next 5 months will be hot and humid with a chance for rain.
The island is pretty much empty during the week. The week-ends bring lots of tourist to Duval Street.

Many people spend winter in the Key's. Summer is now here and the part-time residence are headed back north. The bight which is filled with yachts in the winter is about half full now. (bight- a body of water surrounded by land with an opening to the sea).

This week was 'Goombay', a celebration of the African-American Heritage. Most everything was on Patronia Street in Bahama Village. Lots of entertainment, lots of eats.

We also had our annual 'Fruit Fest' at Bayview Park on Saturday. Mango, papaya, banana, key lime, avocado, pineapple, oranges, jaboticaba, longan, sugar apple, carambola, sapote, jackfruit, breadfruit, etc.

Strange things fall from the sky after a waterspout, small fish, seaweed, etc.

This is a little late: Jimmy Buffett is one of the top five finalist in the Smithsonian's InspiringAmerican Contest. Voting closes on June 28th! Did your club tell you?You make the choice. Click the link below to vote for the Smithsonian Inspiring American:

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