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My First Conch Experience


My friend insisted I experience conch while visiting Turks and Caicos Islands.  While I don’t eat seafood, I am willing to try it on occasion.

We took a boat tour and during that process we were able to snorkel.  That’s when our guide dove down and found the conch we’d later eat.  (It should be noted, my dad was the first to spot the conch!)

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Our guide also found a lobster!

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When we reached Iguana Island, one of our tour stops, the conch were removed from the boat.

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Our tour guide demonstrated how to remove the mollusk from the shell.

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I didn’t expect to be invited to remove the creature from the shell.

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A close-up of the strange looking creature.

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The unnecessary parts were thrown to the birds.

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We got back on the boat and minutes later we enjoyed conch ceviche!  Everything tastes better when eaten on a boat with beautiful scenery.

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At the end of the boat tour we were given the conch shell!

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Cameras used:  
Canon EOS 5D Mark II  (aka Big Bertha)
Canon G16
Ricoh WG-5 GPS (aka Orangina)

Date:  August 2015
Notes:  Three cameras were used for this series.  The newest camera, the Ricoh WG-5, was purchased for this trip.  It’s an all-terrain, drop-without-fear, underwater camera – ideal for water adventures and beach sand.  Despite these features, I found it difficult to function without my other two cameras.  Yes, I am that tourist that has 3 cameras around her neck.  But I have no regrets.  Each camera serves a specific function toward capturing memories.

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