Friday, July 15, 2005

An Eclectic Morning

Captain Bill is explaining some of the broad points of maritime (admiralty) law to me at the Coffee Plantation this morning. He has a case pending in the the Admiralty section of the Federal District Court of Western New York at Rochester, the jurisdiction in which the vessel is located that he is concerned with.

Tony, on his way to the Paradise Scooter Rentals booth at the La Concha hotel, chimed in with some quick comments about the Barbary Pirates and the shanghai-ing of common seamen in the mid-seventeenth century.

Theo and Diane signed a letter of intent yesterday to rent a new location for their coffee shop/internet café. As I mentioned a while back, they are being made to move out of their current location by Ed Swift, who is giving up on his business plans at the corner of Petronia and Whitehead Sts., converting most of the property to residential housing space. I won't give any details until they say its OK. Stand by for more news as plans develop.

Captain Rick was just here, telling me about his buying his tickets and making reservations for the James Burton International Guitar Festival in Shreveport in August. Rick is a very knowledgeable music fan, and a huge fan of the Rolling Stones. He's making plans to attend several shows in South America, on that leg of the Stones World Tour, next summer.

There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy

I enjoy writing about some of them.

"My words fly up, my thoughts remain below: Words without thoughts never to heaven go."

A gaggle of dancers from the Carnival Imagination cruise ship were just in the shop, talking about how their stay in Key West has been extended because hurricane Emily caused the Cozumel leg of their trip to be cancelled. The last news I heard on Emily was that it had reached force four on the Saffir-Simpson scale. We are very grateful that its path took at well south of us here. We're still waiting for the City to pick up the debris from Dennis last week. We have two huge piles of branches just outside our gate, one on each side. It's beginning to smell bad.

1 comment:

Lawyers for Maritime said...

I think the tourist were lucky that they had more time to stay in Key West. That place is beautiful, well at least for a beach lower as myself.

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