I mentioned saturday morning that another perfect Key West day was in the making. There was a cool breeze coming in off the ocean.
It was not a cool breeze. Turned out to be the beginning of a cold front. Saturday was cool. Sunday cold. Too cold. The high was only 68. Today it is cold, also. Temperature at the moment is 66 degrees. High however will be around 80. The rest of the week will be days at or near 80, with evenings around 70 degrees.
It is the beginning of Key West’s fall season. It did not begin slowly. It came almost overnight. Speaking of nights, I needed a quilt last night to keep warm.
To my dear friends up north, I appreciate you have snow already. Cold in the Keys is different. When you go weeks at 85 degrees and all of a sudden it drops to 75, you feel it. Seventy becomes very cold. The high 60s freezing. Our blood is thin.
One of the nice things about living in Key West is that every weekend there is a new and different party. This week the power boat races. Long sleek expensive boats. Crews of several persons. Dangerous driving on the ocean.
The boats turn me on. Yesterday, I went over to the Truman waterfront to look at them. They were on display. Magnificent!
The sport is only for the rich or corporations. Reflects how much money goes into acquiring/making the boats and maintaining them.
I hustled over to Duval afterwards to catch a bit of the boat parade. A large crowd. Enthusiastic.
The boat races start wednesday and end next sunday. If you have the opportunity to watch, do it. An experience you will not soon forget.
There are sayings used to make a point. One is …..Is the Pope Catholic? Well, maybe not any more.
There is controversy in the Catholic Church. Pope Francis is trying to open the windows to let in the fresh air of change. Conservatives within the Church who oppose his efforts are doing everything to hold them closed.
A significant number of Bishops are at odds with the Pope. On issues such as gays, divorced persons being permitted to receive communion, etc. They are becoming increasingly vocal. Now there is talk of a schism within the Church. There has not been one in a couple of hundred years. Emotions run deep. One Church leader suggested the Pope is the anti-Christ.
There is talk among conservative Cardinals and Bishops of deposing Francis and replacing him with Benedict. Benedict resigned making way for Francis. However, Benedict remains within the Vatican walls. He lives on the Vatican grounds. Benedict was a doctrinaire. A hard ass. Church doctrine did not bend under him.
You thought only Republicans and Democrats fought hard.
The Bishops have come out of the woodwork in the past few years and are expressing themselves publicly in many areas such as abortion and birth control. I am not sure it is healthy.
What happened to peace and tranquility? What happened to love? Everyone fights.
Enjoy your day!