Wednesday, February 2, 2011

our favorite destination in puerto rico was vieques island, the larger (but still tiny!) of the two spanish virgin islands. for a long time, i have known about the bioluminescent bays that are on vieques, and it was the highlight of our trip to visit one of them. we took a kayak trip on a moonless night, and with every movement of the water by fish and our boats, hands and paddles, we saw hundreds of tiny bioluminescing dinoflagellates in the water. the best part was getting out in the water to swim with them! we tried to take pictures, and even bought an underwater camera especially for this trip, but it was too dark to photograph them. the sunset proved a better subject for pictures.

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