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Old 06-18-2007, 07:31 AM
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? about Labadee I keep reading about Sea Urchins & rocky beachs.Do my Grandkids need water shoes?


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Because of the warm waters, most all of rocky caribbean ports have sea urchins. If you go to one of the less traveled ports, you need to watch out for them. They are more prevalent to ocean terrain that allows them to cling to a solid surface.
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Not only that, but you have to watch out for all the little sea urchins running around on the beach
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Old 06-18-2007, 03:11 PM
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I was urchin for someone to say that. Water shoes, good idea. Don't forget to bring cracker for the roe!
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Old 06-19-2007, 03:56 AM
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I've been to almost every island in the caribbean & have never stepped on a sea urchin.
I've never been to Labadee read about the urchins so I asked.
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You can't step on the ones running around the beach...The parents get mad
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If you happen to walk on one of those oceanic pincushions just ask the closest person to urinate on the affected area and it will feel better. Be careful who you ask as it could cause an uncomfortable moment.
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Old 06-19-2007, 10:11 AM
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I visited Labadee in 2003 and yes, water shoes were beneficial for us. Entering the ocean (on the beach near where the ship docks) is pretty rocky.
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Old 06-19-2007, 10:29 AM
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I find them beneficial as well....especially when walking on the rough pavement.
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If you happen to walk on one of those oceanic pincushions just ask the closest person to urinate on the affected area and it will feel better. Be careful who you ask as it could cause an uncomfortable moment.
Also, be careful when asking this of locals. Some things may get lost in translation, especially if you are using hand gestures to get your point across.
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Old 06-19-2007, 11:24 AM
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I live in Puerto Rico and in all my life I have never step on a sea urchin (Erizos) if it is “thing” with spikes. But a few friends have so even with special sea shoes those spikes are difficult to avoid, just stay out of the rocks and you will be fine.
But should try it the make good food with them in some places…
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