Turtle # 6

Well our newest visitor got away from us much quicker than I was expecting last night. Kinda like a Ninja….. in and out quick. Do not fear dear reader — I did get a couple of more pictures for you before she managed to slide out in the glow of that big pretty moon last night. I was wanting to get some video of her and her journey back to the sea, but by the time I finished my cupcake and shot of milk and got back out there – she was at the waters edge…… and once those big ole girls hit the water, they are gone~! It’s amazing to watch those big ole girls plod so ungainly across the sand and then turn into speedy graceful pictures as soon as they become buoyant…….. I estimate last nights visitor to have been between 125 and 150 lbs. I ask my bride to kneel down beside her for a bit of reference — I think it’ll help you all understand just how big these beauties are~~~ So while I didn’t get the photo’s and video’s I was hoping for – I think you’ll enjoy these shots. Every time we go out for a smoke now, we anxiously scan the beach for more visitors  🙂

Most of our day today was pretty tame as we enjoyed the capability to not do a damn thing unless we feel like it. I told my bride, I need to get some Spark or something as I have been experiencing a major lack of motivation these past couple of days. I have good intentions, of kayaking, walking and all those other kind of healthy things – but am suffering from a severe case of lack of get up and go. I’m sure I’ll come out of it and eventually get sufficiently motivated. It got to be 16:30ish and my Queen said she was getting hungry. Neither of us felt like cooking and she said she wasn’t up to waiting for an hour or so for something ordered (and ‘an hour or so‘ is optimistic) so we loaded up into DD and headed for Blues – where the company is always good, the beer is always cold and the food is always quick, good and hot.  My bride got her a fish sammich without the bun…… and I got me a brisket sammich [with the bun] — MMmMMmm good~! We had 2 or 6 drinks before settling up and heading out.

Now back at the condo, we go out to smoke and I now take my flashlight with me to look for more new visitors~!! None yet, but the night is early. At the pace we’re going, we should have baby turtles hatching almost the entire month of October – so if watching turtles hatch is something you’d like to experience and you’re thinking of coming to visit us – Almost any time in October would be prime time. I was thinking of taking off for 3-4 days to St. Thomas for my Queen’s birthday, but believe now we’ll wait until November so we don’t miss the opportunity to see bunches of little turtles popping out of the sand~! We can’t wait~!!!!!!!!!!

Good night Ya’ll —– Thankx for stopping in~!

 

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Bill

Born in Germany as an Army brat - I moved permanently to the United States about the time I was ready to start school - Dad put to me to work when I turned 13 tearing off roofs and packing shingles.. I did that, DE tasseled corn and bucked hay all the way through high school. After graduation, moved down South for a year or so trying to figure what I wanted to do. Finally came home and joined the Air Force serving almost 5 years - which included a 3 year tour in Germany, where I met my Queen. Came home and started working as a roofer. Economy went to crap and I knew I would not be able to support my growing family the way I wanted to, so I pestered the HR department at General Electric until they hired me. A very quick almost 34 years, 4 Daughters and 9 Grandkids later - here I am .... waiting as patiently as I can, to start the next chapter of our life - romping around in the Caribbean Sea checking out the various islands that we have not been to yet. Holy $hit what a ride~!!!! ;-)

2 thoughts on “Turtle # 6”

  1. Bro! It is just so amazing that you and your Queen have nesting duties. I think that is so cool. I’m sure we ALL hope you manage to get some photos and video of the little buggers heading out to the warm water and life’s adventures.

    Take care, Bro.

    1. Brother, – we are changing all plans – so we can be here for the birth of these little dudes~! Can’t wait to get pix and video for my ‘adoring public’~! 😉 It’s all I can do now to write, so take care of yourself and I’ll try and catch you on the sober side~~

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