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Turquoise Water – Not

  Ah transparent turquoise water blended in an azure sea, framed by palm lined, white sand beaches, crystal sky, and a warm tropical sun. It’s a magical, delightful, intoxicating image and experience. But in the subtropics, the ocean isn’t alway this way. Today, it’s everything it shouldn’t be, cold, dark, opaque, foreboding, and ugly. Not […]

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After Hurricane Matthew

The hurricane shutters are off. The streets are clear of debris. Things are returning to normal after hurricane Matthew passed by. But the ocean is another story. Except for one day, the ocean remains a mess: the water is murky it has a greenish-gray color the waves are rough, confused and jumbled The beach looks […]

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Free Diving

Many decades ago, long before the internet, and far away from any ocean where deep free diving people knew what they were doing, I did a little diving in a cold Wyoming lake. At first, it was just snorkeling down and around a few meters. But going deeper, I experienced an effortless peace, a sense […]

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