Saturday, September 07, 2013

This Week on the Island 09/08/2013

‘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: A water spout near Duval Street for Labor Day Weekend. Lots of rain this week, Tuesday morning I got a call from Jo. She got part of the way to work and it started raining. I got the Suzuki and went and traded with her. She drove the car on to work and I rode the trike home in the rain.
No book this week
This week began with Labor Day and again my wife got a day off but I didn’t.
----------------This week was Women in Paradise-------------

A rather large beer bash was held under some tents on the Atlantic side of the island

-----Diana Nyad, a 64 year old woman, swam from Cuba to Key West. This was her 5th try. An argument developed as to if it was 110 miles or 90 miles. The answer is 90 nautical miles is the same as 103.57 statute miles.

Rainbow over Key West

Repairing Captain Tony’s drain system

It looks like Cheese Burgers is closing. It is on Duval across from Coyote Ugly.
Boca will miss their dog water tiki hut that used to sit out on the sidewalk

Over 500 baby turtles were released back into the Atlantic off Boca Raton. It was such a big job that the Coast Guard got involved. They went out until they found a large mass of floating seaweed and turned the turtles loose.

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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