I was on my way to the Chart Room last night at 9:30. The intersection of Duval and Greene Streets was flooded.
It is that time.
The reasons for the flooding: Higher than normal tides, steady winds out of the northeast, and sunday’s full moon. The Key West Citizen reports this morning that the flooding could last a week. Which means it will get worse. The tides will remain high. It is expected the tides will reach as much as 3 feet above normal.
Flagler was also flooded in its usual places.
When these floodings occur, it is not uncommon to see people kayaking on Duval at Greene. Occasionally, some swimming.
I spent the day home. Tired. Concerned about my heart. Was at my heart doctor’s office at 6:30. Last patient of the day. I was being filled in.
I did not leave Dr. McIvor till 9:15. Not complaining. I was pleased he saw me. Tests being scheduled to determine why the tiredness and occasional gulping for air.
I was showered, shaved, etc. Instead of going directly home, I opted for the Chart Room. One drink and good conversation my aim.
Not to be. The chart Room was packed with tourists. I knew no one. Did not stay. Drove directly home.
Today, one of Key West’s more memorable occasions. Stone crab season opens. Good eating the next several months.
The drums rolled thursday night. Lynda and Bob Frechette returned. Great people! Can’t wait to see them.
Judy Wood. There is still a sadness within me. A Memorial Service has been scheduled for October 20 at Tavern ‘n Town.
Three Trump observations. Each speaks for itself.
Trump claims the allegations against him of sexual misconduct are the result of an international media conspiracy.
It is reported Trump hotel bookings are down 58 percent this year from 2015’s comparable period.
There is a neo-Nazi organization in the U.S. Not uncommon. Most countries have one today. The group considers itself white supremacist as well as neo-Nazi.
The neo-Nazi’s have a website.The Daily Stormer. The group’s news and commentary website. The group likes Trump. A recent comment stated: “Heil Donald Trump – The Ultimate Savior.”
ZIKA. Onward goes the battle to eradicate the mosquitoes causing the problem. We are still fighting the testing of the genetically modified mosquito here in Key Haven.
The State of Florida has gotten involved in the eradication of ZIKA. Not with genetically modified mosquitoes nor Ozitec, however. Sterile ones. The male mosquitoes will be inoculated and made sterile. Inoculated with the bacterium wolbachia pipientis.
Tests have been ordered. In conjunction and with the approval of local mosquito boards. Monroe County’s Mosquito Control Board has agreed to participate. Tests will be conducted in Key Largo and Stock island beginning March 2017.
The people can’t win.
Syracuse/Virginia Tech at 3:45 this afternoon. Virginia Tech a 17 point favorite. The game can be viewed on ESPNU.
Enjoy your day!