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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Read The World - Turks and Caicos - Water And Light

Book: Water and Light
Author: Stephen Harrigan
Pages: 287
Book takes places in the country: YES
Author is from the country: NO (but he was there for awhile)
I have visited: NO

This is my 120th read for the year

I have surpased last year's reading total for 118 books by the end of September (my blogging is a bit behind when I am actually finishing the books).  Pretty good!  I am hoping to make 150 books by Christmas - I think I can do it.  Sometimes with the holidays my reading slows down, so we shall see.

This is the story of the author's time in Turks and Caicos.  He went there for a deep sea diving expedition and had a chance to really explore the Caribbean waters.  He talks in depth about all of the creatures he saw, the people he met on the island, and of the importance of protecting the wildlife of the sea.  

I liked this book more than I thought.  I was worried it was going to be mostly about details of scuba diving, and it was a bit, but it was written well.  It is interesting in the fact that it talks about the history of scuba diving and the scuba gear that was invented so that people could explore underwater at greater depths.  This book was written in 1992, and I know that scuba gear has even progressed further since then and allow divers to go deeper still.

He talked a lot about the island and the people, and the wildlife that lives there.  He shared a lot of interesting personal anecdote that kept the story alive and moving.  His love for diving and the ocean is apparent in his story telling, and I am glad I found this book.

Stars: 4

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