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Another beautiful day on the beach – the Atlantic side of Elbow Cay.

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Why is it so deserted?  Just saying – not complaining.  It’s low tide – time to find some sea creatures over on the Sea of Abaco side.  Here’s a sea star.

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And a sea cucumber.

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There are many species of this ancient ocean dweller, most shaped like, well, a cucumber.

And colorful conchs.  Their shells are often collected by tourists.  FYI, some of the airlines serving the islands won’t allow them in carry-ons.  Dangerous?

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Here’s the animal that lives inside the conch, peering out.

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And finally partially exiting, using its claw to try to turn itself over to regain its comfortable bed in the sand.

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We walk back on the road, on the Sea of Abaco side.  It’s almost twilight, the sun low behind the lighthouse.

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One of the Bahamians here, descendant of an early settler from the colonies, said he could never live where he couldn’t see water; that it would be disorienting.

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