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The worst volcanic disaster of the 20th century: Martinique.

Martinique comprises four hundred thirty six square miles of France.  In 1902, St. Pierre, it’s largest town, was completely destroyed. Martinique, like its Caribbean neighbor Guadalupe [629 square miles] is single overseas department of France.  They elect four Deputies to … Continue reading

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Try it.  Maybe you will like it.

Swimming is good exercise.  It gives a particularly good aerobic workout if you are a poor, untrained, inefficient swimmer.  One fellow offered me this advice, “quit kicking; you are just slowing yourself down.” With that background, I was not enthusiastic … Continue reading

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National Parks: Dry Tortugas including Fort Jefferson

Dry Tortugas National Park lies seventy miles west of Key West. It can be reached by private boat, sea plane or ferry. Private vessels require a permit. There is a campground but no other public lodging, no groceries and no … Continue reading

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