Agnese Nelms Haury: No Armchair Traveler, She

Agnese Nelms Haury: No Armchair Traveler, She 410 ✜ Journal of the Southwest Agnese Nelms Haury: No Armchair Traveler, She G a r y P a u l N a b h a n Most of all, I remember sitting next to Aggie in the sand on a flotsam- strewn beach on Tiburon Island, looking out across the waters of the Gulf of California toward the mainland. The rest of our group of a dozen or so companions had decided to hike toward the island’s interior, while we decided to stay in that tension zone between desert and sea. We had an hour together, I suppose, without any interruption from our colleagues, from telephones, doorbells, or honking horns. The cries of seagulls and terns were all that intruded on our dialogue. Aggie held the palm of her right hand above her eyes, and glanced at the empty beaches that stretched out along Tiburon’s coastline. “Somehow this place reminds me of the coast of Yemen, that stark contrast between the richness in the ocean’s waters and the scarcity of the desert itself. Have you had the chance to go to Yemen, Gary? It’s so fascinating.” “Oh how I wish it was safe to go there now…,” I http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of the Southwest Southwest Center (Univ of Arizona)

Agnese Nelms Haury: No Armchair Traveler, She

Journal of the Southwest, Volume 59 (3) – Apr 27, 2018

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Southwest Center (Univ of Arizona)
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410 ✜ Journal of the Southwest Agnese Nelms Haury: No Armchair Traveler, She G a r y P a u l N a b h a n Most of all, I remember sitting next to Aggie in the sand on a flotsam- strewn beach on Tiburon Island, looking out across the waters of the Gulf of California toward the mainland. The rest of our group of a dozen or so companions had decided to hike toward the island’s interior, while we decided to stay in that tension zone between desert and sea. We had an hour together, I suppose, without any interruption from our colleagues, from telephones, doorbells, or honking horns. The cries of seagulls and terns were all that intruded on our dialogue. Aggie held the palm of her right hand above her eyes, and glanced at the empty beaches that stretched out along Tiburon’s coastline. “Somehow this place reminds me of the coast of Yemen, that stark contrast between the richness in the ocean’s waters and the scarcity of the desert itself. Have you had the chance to go to Yemen, Gary? It’s so fascinating.” “Oh how I wish it was safe to go there now…,” I

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