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Hermit crab
10/24/2009, Luperon/Dom.Rep.

We met this Hermit crab and lots of his friends on a mountain walk.

Hermit crabs are not "true crabs." They have a smaller, soft abdomen which they protect by living in an empty snail shell. They must find larger shells as they grow. They are omnivores, feeding on both plant and animal material. There are both marine and land Hermit crabs.

Hermit crabs are among the more unusual pets, although they do make interesting, easy care companions. They have distinct personalities, are active and curious, and their unique characteristics and low maintenance requirements make them good pets.

Manzanillo Bay
10/20/2009, Dom.Rep.

The anchorage at Manzanillo Bay near Haiti.

Flamingos at Monte Cristi
10/20/2009, Dom.Rep.

The Parque Nacional de Monte Cristi is home of 11 species of reptiles, including the American crocodile, numerous birds, among them the pelican, the flamingo, the sheartail, the pigeon and the tern.

Seven cays, named "Los Siete Hermanos, are witnesses to the phenomenal bird migration that arrive each year from Florida to nest here.

Flamingo Paparazzi
10/20/2009, Dom.Rep.

Doerte on SV "Elan" tried to get as close as possible to the Flamingos in the bay to take photos... but her shoes nearly disappeared in the thick mud.

Salt mines and Morro at Monte Cristi
10/20/2009, Dom.Rep.

The salt mines are still in production.

The Morro (Tafelberg) has an impressive majesty and beauty, from which one can view the entire bay with its cays and system of coastal lakes.

Columbus was so impressed with the terrain that looks out onto the sea that in his diary, he wrote the following: "This Monte Cristi is very beautiful and high and walk-able, of such a lovely form and to stay here up high, seeing it from afar, it seems an Island that does not have any connection with any land...".


Land trip to Monte Cristi
10/20/2009, Dom.Rep.

Enjoying the beach.

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