Turks and Caicos Islands’ Puppy Rescue Group

Turks and Caicos Islands’ Puppy Rescue Group

Turks and Caicos is a set of Caribbean islands a few hundred miles east of Cuba. It’s a tropical paradise in every sense – endless white sandy beaches, warm turquoise water, friendly people, and delicious food. But it isn’t such a paradise if you’re born here as one of the unfortunate street dogs often seen picking through trash for food or scurrying away into bushes as cars whip by. As in many places where spaying/neutering is uncommon, the population of street dogs is growing rapidly and the dogs are considered a nuisance. The life expectancy of a stray is a short three years. A large portion die from diseases like parvo and distemper before they even make it to adulthood.
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Scuba Diving in Bahamas aboard the Carib Dancer

Scuba Diving in Bahamas aboard the Carib Dancer

Just a little over a week ago Hurricane Joaquin was crashing into the Bahamas and threatening to derail a much anticipated Caribbean scuba trip. Our flight got cancelled and it looked like there was no way a boat would be going out into such stormy seas. Luckily, we made it to Nassau just a day late and, amazingly, there were very few signs of the hurricane. It just missed us.
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From Earthquakes To Hurricanes

From Earthquakes To Hurricanes

Only a few months ago we narrowly escaped the Nepal earthquake. Five months later, Sil and I are on our way to a week of scuba diving in the Bahamas and a hurricane is ripping into the island. Fortunately, we’re stuck in Toronto after our flight was cancelled this afternoon but, secretly, I’ve always wanted to experience a hurricane first-hand (from the safety of a well-stocked concrete bunker with bullet-proof glass).
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