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February 7, 2012
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How far is it to the horizon? This question came up when
standing on the beach looking to islands--cayes, or keys--
at the edge of seeing. I look it up later: about 3.1 miles when
seen from sea level, closer than I thought it'd be. I'm higher
than that here, on the wraparound deck of a cabana on stilts,
watching Sarah swim in the bay. She's waving, not drowning,
in the offing where the line between sea and sky is not clear.