Saturday, May 21, 2016

This Week on the Island 05/22/2016

  ‘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: We got some much needed rain this week. The dry season (Dec – May) is almost over and the rain is starting to appear from time to time.
This week I read ‘The road to Key West, A Caribbean Adventure’ by Michael Reisig.
Monday, May 16th was a sail boat race to Cuba
Tuesday morning there were a bunch of ‘Fast boats’ in the bight behind Conch Republic Seafood. They made a run to Havana. (Havana, May 17 (Prensa Latina) About 20 powerboats and 90 crew members will begin a symbolic event today to unite the United States and Cuba, during a powerboats rally from Florida to Havana.)
I made a few runs on the tricycle. One to ‘The missiles of October’ site out on Government Road. I’m sure you remember the Cuban Missile Crisis.This is what it looked like then.
Made another run to Win-Dixie. Picked up 2 coconuts from the side of the road.
I also put a fresh coconut in the fridge.
Also the Poincianas are in bloom. Picture thanks to

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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