Buoy Meets Gull

This tropical paradise has lakes. But they are not like the lakes back home. These lakes are brackish -- part salty. Some of these lakes catch rain water and are mostly fresh. However salt water seeps from the ocean through the porous limestone that constitutes these islands, or sometimes the lakes are filled by tidal surge. At any rate there are lakes here.

Coming from the north, it is bizarre to see these lakes unused. There are no boats, or swimmers or water sports. There are million dollar homes by the lake, but nothing else. That's not quite true. There are the gulls.

They are not the ring beak gulls that we see back home. They have black heads. They glide gracefully in the sea breeze. And they are in the thousands around the salt lakes. This salt lake is along the road from the airport.

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