Saturday, July 25, 2015

This Week on the Island 07/26/2015

‘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: Same as the last five weeks. In the high 80’s with lots of humidity. Lots of sunshine, white clouds and blue skies.
No book this week.
The 35th annual Hemingway Days was held this week. Many of the activities were centered around Sloppy Joe’s Bar on the corner of Green and Duval Streets. It seems to me that the event that attracts the most people is the Hemingway Look-A-Like Contest. Lots of Hemingway’s everywhere. Lots of old, fat, grey haired guys walking around in 90+ degrees in safari coat, sweaters and shorts.
Let’s not forget the Running of the Bulls.
Of course, the tourist are always trying to get in on the action (from 2 years ago)
Then there was the Marlin Fishing contest.
 For those of you that are on the healthy side there was the Hemingway 5k Sunset Run/Walk and the Paddleboard Race

And there is always the Caribbean Street Fair Festivity
We end this week with a picture from
 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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