Saturday, June 07, 2014

This Week on the Island 06/08/2014

‘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: June 1st start the rainy season in Key West. We got some rain.

June 1st also is the start of the hurricane season. We have not had one since Kitrina and Wilma. (The pic is from Hurricane George 1998.)

The book this week was ‘Iron Orchid’ by Stuart Woods.
When we officially adopted the husky from the SPCA we received some paperwork showing that she was KODA before the SPCA named her Aurora. She is now KODA again.

Finnigans Wake will close June 19th. It has been a great pub/restaurant with great food and cold drinks and the center of the St. Paddy’s celebration here in Key West. Finnegan’s will be missed.

Saturday we rode our trikes across the island to one of the old fire stations.

At the fire station they were celebration the 100th birthday of the Mamey tree that grows next to the fire house. The ice cream made from the mamey tree was wonderful.

The work has started to replace the guard rails on the White Street Pier. Picture from

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