Guess what those islands are
Remember I said we will be in the deep trenches of the Caribbean Sea after leaving the Dominical Republic? But you can see those seemingly large islands in the middle of the sea. Those are no islands. They are humongous masses of algae (sargassum – commonly known as seaweed) that originate from Sargasso Sea (only sea that is completely surrounded by water) and come westwards.
They mess up the beaches in Florida, Bahamas and Mexico. While in the sea, it is not that dangerous, but once on the shore, they are fairly toxic to human beings. Plus you cannot enjoy the beach or get into the water.
I hate ’em!