Travelogue Day 5: Salt and Peter Island

Many of our excursions to shore start as "wet landings" which involve climbing out of a DIB "Inflatable Boat" and jumping down into the surf. This along with the sea spray form the DIBS can leave you dripping with salt water.

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To make sure my camera was not destroyed I wrapped my lowepro holster in a "Target" bag and brought it to Salt Island. Despite the risks, it turned out to be a great decision as the location holds a surprising array of natural diversity starting with really amazing patterns of brain coral.

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A brave lizard scurried right up to my lens and stuck out his tongue for a portrait. 

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There were also really interesting rock formations and sparkling quartz.

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We came upon an old makeshift grave and photographed it from many angles.

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Eventually, I stumbled upon a lovely scenic cove with large boulders jutting out from the sea. As the waves lapped the beach, I set up a nice image with the clouds in the lovely blue sky. 

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Getting down very low, I photographed some cactus, and also the interesting patterns created by cracks in the mud.

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After lunch we headed to Peter Island which is also uninhabited, and proved to be an outstanding snorkel spot. I learned that the darker spots in the water are usually better as that means there are rocks, coral, or grasses underneath. I found a terrific area teaming with bright, colorful fish. With the video rolling, I breathed through the mouthpiece and followed along as the fish seemed to say "come with me, let me show you my world."

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My last photo of the day was the big beautiful sun dipping behind overlapping mountains. 

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TravelogueChris Corradino