Saturday, April 20, 2013

This Week on the Island 04/21/2013

‘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.

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Weather: Hot and humid with lots of sun and white clouds.

This week I finished ‘Deadly Night’ by Heather Graham, and started ‘Deadly Harvest‘by Heather Graham.

 We start the 10 day celebration ‘Conch Republic Days’ with the raising of the Conch Republic Flag at Fort Zack.

The ‘Kick-Off Party’ was held Friday night at Schooner Wharf. with the Junkanoo Band. Picture thanks to Tim Watson. Junkanoo's in action

The big event Saturday was the ‘Drag Races’ on Duval Street. The races are held at Bourbon Street Complex. The Drag Queens run in the race. 2nd pic from Sheila Cullen's Facebook.

                                                       Something old
We leave you this morning with the Brigantine Lynx docked across from the Schooner Western Union in the Key West Bight next to Schooner Wharf Bar. The Lynx is headed to Fort Myers Beach. A Brigantine has square sails on the front and triangle sails on the back.

                                                        Something new
We also have the US Navy’s HSV Swift docked at the outer mole.  

Key West, You have got to love it
'Close to Perfect, Far from Normal’
Doug Bennett
Lat 24.5591N, Long 81.8016W

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