Sunday, August 22, 2010

This Week on the Island 08/22/2010

'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 (click to enlarge) is ‘Key West Chicken’. These things are everywhere. They are decedents of the old Cuban Chicken Fighting Days. They are protected by law.

Weather: August and hot.

The book this week was ‘Rough Draft’ by James W. Hall.

No dogs in bars: This week I learned that we will have to wait the full 60 days and not just 45 days before dogs are allowed back in Schooner Wharf Bar. Most other open air bars in town are still letting dogs in. Last week-end we went to Salsa Loca for some Mexican food and they had dogs in the bar. Some friends that are in town, Jim, Sandy and Coconut of , pointed out that Pepes is not allowing dogs either.

Not a lot happening this week. There are very few people in town.

Sunday we met some folks at the cruise ship dock and walked them around town. I hope they had a good time.

Last Monday afternoon from 4-7 PM, they were filming another movie on 7-mile Bridge. Lorien Productions was filming ‘I Am Not Number Four’ a science fiction movie by Steven Spielberg. It was delayed and they are supposed to do it again this Monday.

Wednesday at about noon I took a long bike ride out to the airport and back. Lots of sun and sweat.

Thursday afternoon, while the museum was open, two guys stole the 5 pound gold bar from Mel Fishers. It is suppose to be worth about $500,000. They have them on the security tape, but have not caught them yet.

We had some rain late Friday night. Saturday morning the shops on lower Duval and Front Streets were sweeping the water out of their stores.

I have had some folks ask me about the ‘green flash’ that happens at some sunsets. I suggest that the reason most folks miss the green flash is they are looking for a flash like a camera flash, but it is a flash like ‘gone in a flash’. It is only there for a very short period of time. As the sun sets and disappears over the horizon on cloudless days, there is a reflection of the sun that appears on the surface of the water. This little reflection is what turns green for a flash (moment) as the last of the sun disappears over the horizon. I think it is caused by the sun shinning thru the surface of the water.

Key West, You have got to love it
'Living the life that others dream'
Doug Bennett
Lat 24.55967N, Long 81.80169W

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Sassi dancing to Schooner Wharf Bar Dog.