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Open Some Days, Closed Others

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I recently went on a trip with my family and oldest friend to Culebra, a small island off the coast of Puerto Rico. It's the kind of place where you swim, read and eat - and sometimes you get a drink at the Dingy Dock. I was able to finish a book I had been working on for months, and read three more.

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It's the kind of place where the streets are too skinny, chickens seem to be everywhere and life moves much slower.

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Sara had a strange bond with crabs, turtles and all things that scuttle.

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Turtles are strange little creatures, but I do love them! I also took an underwater camera with me, but most of the film was partially destroyed by the time I developed it. There's a sea turtle in there somewhere...

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It's a very different world just below the surface.

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At the end of the day it's great to rinse the sand out of your skin.

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The island was once a place the US used to practice bombing and various navy exercises, and there are still remnants from this.

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It was a gorgeous 10 days.