Saturday, March 01, 2014

This Week on the Island 03/02/2014

‘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: Lots of sun, lots of rain associated with the latest cold front. Then it was back to lots of sun.
No book this week.
We took a road trip in the Hummer Saturday to take the dogs to the vet in Marathon. So we are inviting you along.
This is Harris Gap Bridge at mile marker 17. It is the shortest bridge in the 42 bridges to Key West from the mainland. (The tourist ask ‘If there are 42 bridges, which one do I take to get to Key West?’ The answer of course is ‘All of them.’)

This is the old Bahia Honda Bridge and the most interesting bridge in the keys. This railroad bridge was built inside a cage for stability. When the railroad went bust and they converted the old railway to a roadway, the bridge was not wide enough. They put the roadway on top of the cage.

This is the start of the 7 mile bridge headed north.

The old 7-mile bridge runs next to the new bridge.

If you remember Arnold in the movie ‘True Lies’, you will remember them blowing a hole in the bridge. The hole has been there and is actually where the old draw bridge used to be to let ships pass.

This is Pigeon Key where the workers lived while building the old 7-mile bridge.

After visiting the vet we went to Wendy’s and then to Veterans Park at MM39 to eat our lunch. This was the view.

And this is Veteran’s Park.

When we got back to Key West, there was an ‘Art Fair’ on Lazy Way Lane.
My friends, Mike and Cindi from PA, were in town this week. We had a few adult beverages at Schooner, and I ran in to them as I walked Boca and Tyler around town.

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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