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Drowning

It’s getting to that time of the year when we can look forward to swimming, and time to review what we know about the process of drowning and how to recognize it: Drowning is not a noisy, dramatic event. Our body’s response to suffocation by water is quite different to the commonly held view that …

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The gua-gua ride

It’s 1992 and Adriana is anchored in the small port of Luperon on the north coast of Dominican Republic. The choice of provisions was sparse in Luperon so Carol and I decided we’d take the gua-gua to the much larger Puerto Plata in search of more interesting items, perhaps with sell-by dates still in the …

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The Sea

I must go down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied; And all I ask is a windy day with the white clouds flying, And the flung spray and the blown spume, and the sea-gulls crying.  – John …

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