Saturday, June 14, 2014

This Week on the Island 06/15/2014

‘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: Clouds and rain, then blue skies, white clouds and sun every day. The weather report stays the same for the next 6 months: hot and humid with a chance for rain and an occasional hurricane.
This week I finished ‘Iron Orchid’ by Stuart Woods.
This was ‘Pride Week’ with lots of activities all around old town. It will all end Sunday with the ‘Pride Parade’ down Duval Street.
This week we also had ‘Swim around Key West’. It is a 12 mile swim around the island. Picture from Rob O’Neal’s Facebook,

We also had the ‘Castaways against cancer’ kayakers arrive at Higgs Beach from Miami.

Wednesday, Jo and I rode our electric trikes across the island to a ‘recommitment’ (kind of like a re-marriage) on Smathers Beach on the Atlantic side of the island. We were on the way when Jo had a blow-out. We parked the trikes and walked the last 3 miles. By the time we got there it was over, but one of Jo’s friends gave us a ride back to our trikes. The next day I had to purchase a new tire and tube.

Solo’s on the 600 block of Green Street has closed. This makes one of many business that hasn’t made it in that building. 'In the tropics they come and they go'.

A new ship was parked at the outer mole by the Truman Annex this week. LCS’s Little Sister, JHSV, Finishes Navy Trials; A Clean Sweep

I rode my trike down to Ft Zack and have a few pictures for you. Tiki hut

Sail boat passing by.

One of my favorite benches on the island

Then I rode on down to South Beach at the Atlantic end of Duval.

And we leave you this week at The Southern Most Point in the Continental USA.

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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