Saturday, May 30, 2015

This Week on the Island 05/31/2015

‘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.
Weather: Another beautiful week, BUT hurricane season starts Monday, June 1st and last till the end of November. The hurricane people, from somewhere in the landlocked western states, predicts few hurricane this year. It seem La Nina in the Pacific is causing a dip in the jet stream and pushing the hurricanes away. Another BUT, all it takes is ONE.
This week I read ’Jamaica me Dead’ by Bob Morris.
This week started with the ‘Minimal Regatta’ in the bight at Schooner Wharf Bar. Lots of fun, lots of people, lots of homemade boats.
A pile of boats that lost in the first race.
Captains of a few boats.
On the week-end we had another bike ride around Old Town, Key West. We started at Bayview Park on US#1 where North Roosevelt turns into Truman Ave. We rode to United and Duval, down Duval to Front. Front to Whitehead and across the island to the Southernmost point and then back to Bayview Park. Jo and I had a lot of fun.

We passed the Green Parrot on our ride down Whitehead as we headed toward the Southernmost Point.
The local Parrotheads were there with gift bags for the riders.
Key West has installed rainbow crosswalks on Duval and Petronia. Photo from the Key West Citizen and Rob O’Neal.
We leave you this week with some investment advice according to these guys.

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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