I was an avid reader from a very young age. This characteristic was fostered by a mom who was also a very avid reader. We didn't have a lot of money but the library was free and used bookstores were cheap.
It used to be that when paperback books didn't sell the covers would get torn off and returned to the book publisher for credit. Sometimes however, these damaged books somehow got misrouted and ended up on the 2nd hand book market floating from used book store, to yard sale to flea market and perhaps back to bookstore again.
When I was about 10 years old I found one such book. Who knows how long it resided on its dusty shelf before I happened upon it? It was old, and although it had been published long ago it was not in bad condition - the cover not withstanding. The book's subject was travel. It was chance that I stumbled upon it. While my reading interests were diverse I usually haunted the used bookstores for science fiction, fantasy and adventure novels. On the sci/fi-fan ...
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I had arrived to the island at the tail end of rainy season. For most of the nights that I was there the stars were not viewable. On my final night the clouds broke and the sky consisted of a combination of remaining clouds, stars and the moon.
I was restless and could not sleep. The next day I would be leaving Little Corn Island for Big Corn Island for one more night and then on to Managua to fly back to Kennedy Airport. I sat up for awhile on the outside deck of my Casita staring off towards the ocean. I then gathered my camera equipment and took several night shots. I did not have with me the equipment necessary for really great night shots. However, given the limitations of what I had with me I am satisfied with the results.
Around midnight I got up and walked down to the beach. A few minutes later a beautiful naked girl went wandering down the beach in front of me. She giggled said hello and I said good evening and she went on her way. However, what a great way to finis ...
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