Saturday, June 06, 2015

This Week on the Island 06/07/2015

‘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: June is here with the start of the wet season and hurricane season. Hot and humid with a chance of rain for the next 6 months.
This week I read ’Bahamarama’ by Bob Morris.
Saturday was ‘Swim around Key West’. It is a 12.5 mile swim and started at 10:30 AM on Smathers beach. Of course this means, to watch, you could go to Smathers Beach, White Street Pier, Fort Zack, Mallory Square, or maybe Cow Key Channel Bridge (bridge between Key West and Stock Island). Sunset Pier has a bar so that was a great choice of places to watch.
School is out, so lots of high school and college kids in town. Very noisy. It is good to see things haven’t changed much since I was a kid. They still do the same dumb stuff I used to do.
So, The Husky’s and I took a walk.
Past B.O.’s Fish Wagon
Past The new hotel
Past what is supposed to be a brew house, if they ever finish it.
Past the Schooner Western Union
Past Schooner Wharf. NO‘s’. Not Schooners or Schooner’s.
Across the bight is Conch Republic Seafood.
On down Lazy Way Lane
Pass Jimmy Buffett’s recording studio ‘Shrimp Boat Sounds’
Pass Kermits Key Lime Shop
And then we finish the walk around the block and head home.
Thanks for joining me and the dogs.

Hope you remembered 'D' Day on Saturday.

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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