Saturday, September 06, 2014

This Week on the Island 09/07/2014

‘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: Winter must be on the way. I got up for our 5:30 walk and it was below 80 degrees.

This week I read ‘Haunted’ by randy Wayne White.

Labor Day week end is gone and so are all the tourist. It will be quite now until the week of Halloween when Fantasy Fest kicks off. It is a tuff time for the people in the service industry. Little income and still paying rent and utilities plus needing to eat for the next 1 ½ months. Lots of restaurants will close for vacation for a week or two and lots of places will be updated with new paint.
Last week was the dedication of a reconditioned park in Bahama Village. The horses were very well behaved.

The Budweiser horses were in town sometime back. Here they are at the old Customs House that is now a museum. It was built as a federal building and therefore had to abide by the rules at that time. The roof of this building is very steep to keep from getting snow accumulation in the winter. The roof has worked for many years as we have never had any snow accumulation.

This is the bait shop at Lands End and is near Turtle Kraals and Half Shell Raw Bar. It just look like something you would find in Key West. They have cold beer.

The city is doing work at Simonton Beach on the Gulf side of Simonton Street.

This week was Labor Day week and we are reminded of the great hurricane of 1935 that destroyed the railroad. Lots of people died.

We leave you with the sunrise over the bight on Saturday morning. The picture is taken from Conch Republic Seafood looking east.

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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